abstract, abstractexpressiomism, acrylics, art, artist, colorful, contemporary art, fine art, modern art, painting

my latest commission

This is a “commission” from my husband. lol

My payment is getting another piece of my art on a wall in my house and a fuzzy feeling.

He gets a piece of original at to put on his wall and gets a fuzzy feeling because I spent a long time on it and was really excited about it.

When he asked for the painting I asked for his requirements. He said he wanted something: in acrylics, bright, in blue and yellow and he picked a 16″x20″ canvas.

I like working within restraints because it makes me do things that wouldn’t have otherwise. In this case, it’s the color scheme. I like both blue and yellow but  I wouldn’t have thought of using them together for a combination.

It will hang in a hallway upstairs. There’s a sky light almost directly above it!

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Breakfast, Carmel, Ca, disabled, dog, ocean, pictures, stress relief, vacation

little trip to Carmel, CA

This weekend we went on a little vacation. It was just overnight in Carmel, CA which is about 2 hours SW of me, just south of Monterey. It’s a beautiful little town. There is a gallery and boutique sort of downtown, which isn’t my thing. If you get into the residential areas and to the lovely, cold beaches, I love it. Sometimes it’s warm, but mostly quite cool.

The houses are pretty small but beautiful. They’re like fairy houses! They’re not very far from the road or each other, but they’re surrounded by flowers and trees.

It’s very much a pedestrian and dog town. There are people walking their dogs all around the place. Everyone is so friendly!

The stayed in a pretty little cottage with a backyard. It was  an easy walk from a beach. No length of walk is easy for me so I stayed in the cottage and snuggled up in a big chair with a blanket and my dog! My huz sent me pictures of the beach and views around there.

We grilled veggies and sausages. It wasn’t too chilly to sit outside and eat; there was nice furniture out there. Mackie (the dog) got to wander around and hide in the flowers and ferns.

I brought my bong so I could still use my mmj. It was nice to sit in the brisk air to smoke.

They had streaming Netflix so we watched The Matrix Reloaded.

We went to bed early because the bed was insanely luxurious getting under the covers was like being in a giant feather sandwich. It was all so soft and smooth. It’s the only hotel bed that my huzzy could sleep in.

They brought a nice breakfast and we hung out. The drive home was easy.

soooooo totally chill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mental health and an abstract painting

 I found out this morning that because of insurance issues I can’t see my psychiatrist of 15 years anymore. The same is true for my therapist. They have covered these things for all this time. 

All of the mental health help I was considered out of network. They changed the the policy to be that out of network mental health coverage is no longer covered at all. Each of the various appointments are at least $400.

Obviously that’s not an option. I don’t know what to do. I guess I’ll ask my Dr and therapist for recommendations of Drs that are in network.

I can’t believe it. Anyone that who is treated for mental illness will understand why I am so upset.

I am overwhelmed. I say this as the caption of this painting because I was pretty happy when I was painting. It was art therapy . I get help for my bipolar and my fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis from that.

Now that’s all the therapy I have.

Acrylics on canvas. 16″x20″

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“delft spirits”

This painting is watercolors and acrylic ink on watercolor paper.

It’s for sale for $35. Let me know if you’re interested.

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Creating a painting

This is a little picture of setting up things to paint. My pallette has so much paint left on it from a painting I did before this so I taped watercolor paper to a piece of cardboard for painting on with acrylics. The masking tape keeps the paper from warping, which it does when you get it wet or put a lot of paint on it.

I love my water cup! You can see it, it’s like a plastic coffee cup. I have had it for 9 years! It’s covered with paint stains. Inside there is an area where the water goes that is totally white. I always put that same amount of water, so over the years it got odd inside!

I am painting on old bath towels spread over the dinning room table, so I have to be pretty careful.

I’m almost out of masking tape and if I run out I won’t be able to paint on paper. Eep! I have canvases, I might as well treat myself to paint on them. It’s a little tricky because the most common, and smallest canvas I have is 16″x20″ which are difficult to paint sitting down. So I have to do it a little at a time because I cannot stand for more than a few minutes at once once. That’s because I have spinal stenosis.

I’m amazed that I was able to paint two works almost back to back. I like one of them a lot. It’s weird. Lol

I will post it when I figure out why every photo editing app I have we have makes square paintings tall and skinny and they don’t save any changes you want to make, like cropping, when you look at the photo is as if it didn’t do anything to it. It baffles me because all the apprpriate apps i have (and I use several. Even photoshop express messes it up. I consider myself pretty familiar with these apps, but it’s a mystery to me. I’m sure my husband can figure out in about 30 second.

The oddest thing is when I edit photos in photoscape on my PC, it works perfectly! Thank goodness for that!

Maybe this is super obvious, but OMG using the real programs on the computer is so much easier and everything works, and they have so many more features than apps! It’s a treat to use the PC! I thought apps were the shit and they had most of features of a real computer.

I think phones and tablets are more fun than the PC, but if you want to get something done , the computer is the thing to use. When it’s dry I’ll take a picture. 

Have a delightful evening!

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