Monday, June 6, 2011

Morning has broken

A peaceful morning begins in my studio. The sun is gently rising over the open, green backyard. The birds are stirring, but not much else. I've just applied the first layers on a new canvas.



I'm starting a new series on larger-than-usual canvases; the one on my table is 56" high x 40" wide. I usually work on smaller surfaces, like 40" x 30", but I realize that size is too restrictive for me right now. With that realization, even the 56x40 seems small! In fact, I've applied for a grant that would cover the purchase of 72" x 60" canvases. We'll see what comes!

But right now, there is just ... right now. Me, this painting, and a new day.

6 comments:

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

You're on your way!

How about an update on your jeans.

Catherine Carter said...

Yes, Terry! I still need to buy a pair of jeans to experiment on, and my clothing budget (even for thrifting) is a little tight right now. BUT I am looking forward to eventually trying out the bleaching techniques with your suggestions.

Susan said...

beautiful! Keep on following your inspiration.

Catherine Carter said...

Thank you, Susan, I appreciate your writing.

Lynette Haggard said...

Nice post, I look forward to see how this series progresses!

Catherine Carter said...

Thank you, Lynette. It's nice to remember those calm summer mornings at other times when 1. you have a hectic day and/or 2. it's winter and there are 10 foot snowbanks outside. ;-)