Sunday, February 15, 2009

Trying To Keep Up.........

L'Aglio 8x16 oil


It always amazes me what painting everyday can do! I see things better and can make better decisions about editing, more confident brushwork, seeing better color...everything just gets a little easier and that makes it so much more fun! This doesn't mean that I don't have a ton to learn but I can see the difference. So here is L'Aglio ( The Garlic) painted from life of course. Finished it up a couple of days ago...along with the last of the frames. I have about 30 or so more names to put in the database for labels on invitations. I do almost (Max drives me a lot of places and helps me make some decisions) all my own work (secretarial, phone, running around and which also includes running a house and keeping it clean and try to produce quality work.) I think after the show I make take a bit of a vacation (except for painting)!!
The weight program (HCG) is outstanding...so far I have lost 14 pounds. Seems so easy...and believe me it has never been that easy! Don't have far to go now....than just maintain it! Keep up an exercise program...weights seem to work best for me.
Anything else going on?....Facebook....I was invited by some people here in town at the workshop we attended. Problem? Very little time to say much more than what I may be doing at the moment.
I apologize if I have forgotten some of the tags I have received...I have been really busy. I manage to make a comment or two and that's about it!
Valentines Day was perfect....flowers, cards, candy (which I am not touching until after this weight program) and some very well chosen words.....yep, the whole shebang!!!
There is probably more but for the moment this will do!
Bright days ahead for all,
Theresa

50 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Hi Theresa, Your work continues to amaze...just beautiful!

eldon warren said...

Hi Theresa, I know what you mean about painting every day. Recently I had to lay off for a while and I can tell the difference. It's sort of like maintaining an edge of some kind and the edge can become dull if I don't hang in there.
Great piece of work there with the garlic. It's evident you've honed that edge very finely.
Eldon

Vern Schwarz said...

Theresa, I love this new painting you did and want to thank you for the fabulous posts that you have been making. (I've been away and am just catching up now). I really enjoyed the Joplin sequence and definitely learned from it. I just attended a workshop led by Liz Wiltzen and this just iced it for me. Your work is always an inspiration, but you always make me think after reading your blog. Again... thank you!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Beautiful garlic! I really like the thicker white paint on the top of the bulb and then the reflected warm earth tones on the bottom of the clove. Just lovely!

Erika Nelson said...

Another romantic still life. I know, it's only garlic, but you manage to make simple things so romantic :)

Blair said...

Very cool to see how this painting ended up after the sneak peak from the studio set-up post. In fact, it's beautiful.

And congrats on your ever improving health!

Sheila said...

Beautiful! I love the long composition and I agree with Kim.
The way you painted the skin and the top of the bulb is perfection.

Teresa said...

Theresa, This is simply gorgeous! Indeed you've made garlic look romantic :)

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

What a beautiful painting. It does seem to work better when we can paint every day.

Happy Belated Valentine's Day. I'm glad yours was everything it's meant to be, and hey! Happy Birthday today.

xoxoxoBarbara

My Life Thinking said...

Great work Theresa!!

benjaminlois said...

hi Theresa from Spain!! well, iam writing on this entrance but gotta say i really like all your work. i think is very very good. congratulations for your work and fo the blog!

Edward Burton said...

Wow, gorgeous job, Theresa - I didn't know garlic could look so beautiful.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Theresa: Thank you so much for your kind note! I'm glad you found me because I might not have had the opportunity to see your beautiful work otherwise!

Nancy

Dean H. said...

Wow!...Theresa! This painting just blows me away! To me it is perfection (I'm serious). Here's to bright days!

bonnieluria said...

Theresa- how you see and interpret the ethereal beauty in taken for granted objects is so much a part of your amazing talent.

We, your loyal readers cut you as much slack as you need to continue your creative streak and take whatever crumbs or papery garlic wrappers you care to throw our way.

I always enjoy the personal asides you include in your writings.

And 12 pounds! Congratulations on that too. Only for how it makes you feel, not how it makes you look, which is already beautiful anyway.

Marian Fortunati said...

I so enjoy seeing what you've created. Always one more beautiful that the next.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

A lovely painting! What did the garlic end up in, and did it taste as good as the painting looks?

simoart said...

I love your art, I can taste the garlic, congratulations.

TSL said...

Now I want roasted garlic with dinner. Thank you for sharing the beautiful painting.

Holly Van Hart said...

Theresa, You've managed to make garlic look so beautiful. And I love your variety of shapes. Wonderful!! Holly

MANPOLO said...

Nice. Thanks for sharing

gianlucio said...

Hello Theresa, come stai? oggi scrivo in italiano spero che tu lo capisca. Ogni tanto passo ad ammirare i tuoi dipinti che sono a dir poco bellissimi, sarà mai possibile in futuro fare una mostra di pittura collettiva insieme?
Ciao!!!!

Lis said...

Congratulations for your work, colors, themes, all very beautiful, hugging the Lis

Jennifer McChristian said...

What a beautiful transition of subtle warm and cools in the garlic.
I love the handling of texture in the lighter tones.
Simply delicious!

gianlucio said...

Hello, in Italy today is the feast of the woman, GREETINGS!

Theresa Rankin said...

Carol..Thank you so very much for your continued support...it means more than you know...I am finally blogging again!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Many thanks Eldon!! I get a little rusty...and that is the frustrating...always stuff to take care of that gets in the way. I am glad you can commiserate!! I think I may have to go to a once a week blog like you. Meantime...please keep painting you definitely have the chops, my man! I am blogging again.

Theresa Rankin said...

Vern, I could not have received a better compliment!! You love the work AND I make you think. Thank you!! I have been told I think too much....phooey..that is only said by people who don't think enough, I say!! LOL! I will be over to see what you are up to very soon..I am blogging again...:)

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Thank you thank you Kim!! I am thrilled with your wonderful comment!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hello Erika...sorry for scarcity as of late..the new blog pretty well covers it! Romantic..WOW...everything...double WOW..thank you, for what is to me another perfect compliment! I am a VERY emotional person..very sensitive...and I think that comes through in my work!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much Blair, I am thrilled you liked the garlic!I may do another one!! I am now needing to get back to work and produce some more work.

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Sheila for your support...I will be by to see what everyone is up too very soon!

Theresa Rankin said...

Teresa, thank you for sharing your wonderful comments...I love eating garlic as much as painting it!

Theresa Rankin said...

Dear Barbara...it is all good!! Some days it is up and some days it is down...but it is still all good!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you Hisham (My Life Thinking)your support is much appreciated!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Benjamin...muchos gracias mi amigo!!
Amo pintarlo soy mi vida! I truly appreciate your comments all the way from you beautiful country!

Theresa Rankin said...

Edward...thank you so much!! I am glad you like it!! Hope to be by your blog soon!

Theresa Rankin said...

No, Nancy...thank you..your blog is fantastic and highly creative! I am amazed by the amount of effort you have put into it!

Theresa Rankin said...

Dean...wow!! Thank you I am honored!!! Be by soon to see what you are up too!

Theresa Rankin said...

Bonnie...you express yourself so well...right to the heart of the things. I love hearing from you for that reason...but not just that reason! Thank you so much for how you make me feel about what I am doing. By the way ...I have lost 17 pounds now...and yes it is all about how I feel in my own skin....always has been! LOL!

Theresa Rankin said...

Marian...if each one can be more beautiful than the next...I can consider myself a success...although I may not be able to keep up that record..Lol!...I sure get a kick out of trying!

Theresa Rankin said...

Lisa...Th garlic went into the pesto I made with the basil I had growing in pots in the kitchen....and it tasted mighty darn good to me!!! Thank you for your delightful comment and I hope to mosey on over there pretty soon!

Theresa Rankin said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment....I have signed on as a follower to your son's blog....I congratulate him in his work!

Theresa Rankin said...

Tina...thank you so much! I am honored! Your work is wonderful from abstract to realism..each and everyone a beauty!!!!

Theresa Rankin said...

Ah...thank you, Holly....the shapes were the foundation to the whole painting...If there was not a variety of shapes, sizes and distance between the shapes...no amount of paint or technique would have fixed it! Thank you for seeing!

Theresa Rankin said...

Gianlucio, La mia comprensione è giusta….Grazie così tanto per la vostra ammirazione! Penso che steste dicendo qualcosa circa il funzionamento insieme?

Theresa Rankin said...

Manpolo...thank you so much for your comment and visit!

Theresa Rankin said...

Ah Gianlucio..bene, bene, la festività della donna...thank you so much for the good wishes..
Ciao, Therese

Theresa Rankin said...

Lis, thank you so much for visiting and for your wonderful comments!! They are much appreciated and I will be by to visit soon!

Theresa Rankin said...

Jennifer....Thank you...I am such an admirer of your work that a comment from you truly makes my day! Congratulations on the Salon International and Contemporary Masters acceptance. You go, girl...I must get out to take a workshop from you!!