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March 18, 2012 March 20, 2012

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 6:00 am
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Have you been buried doing taxes too? It took me six long days to organize records, review tax rules, prepare schedules and complete our taxes. Now, as they say, the checks in the mail. Hurray!

I celebrated over the weekend by working on a new painting. I’m still thinking about the concept of Stages but, because of the warm, frighteningly wonderful weather we’ve been having in Indiana, I focused on nature and the flow of the seasons for this painting. It is on 300# Arches and is 30″ long and 11″ high. I really have fun with this long format and was pleased at how different this painting looks from my earlier Stages 1.

Stages 2

 

 

March 1, 2012 March 2, 2012

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 8:32 am
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When Ken and I started going to our cancer support groups, the facilitators continually spoke of the “new normal”. Now I am attending a new type of support group and those councilers talk about that particular “new normal”. Two major changes in my life during the last 20 months have me thinking about the stages we all go through. Some have crisp, clean transition points. Others are a fading in or fading out. Some are bright and full of hope, some are fun, some are traumatic and dark, some are like a roller coaster ride. All of this deep thinking led to my most recent painting. For this painting I wanted to use the same techniques but, for the first time I used 300# Arches paper and a long narrow format. I thought the format might allow me to communicate better the idea of stages. I worked almost exclusively with primary colors and had fun developing this idea. Soooooo, I present to you – Stages 1.

Stages 1 - 300# Arches Paper and Watercolor

 

December 29, 2011 December 31, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 6:48 am
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Over the last few days I have been working on a new painting. It is inspired by the stages that we go through. Some are full of highs, some are low points in our lives. All help us grow, learn and gain wisdom if we allow that to happen.  From Ken and from my mother who died of pulmonary fibrosis in 2002, I have learned how to live and how to approach death. These are powerful and comforting gifts.

Stages 1 - Full sheet Arches Watercolor Board