Tuesday, March 24, 2009


"Gladiolus" by Faith Goldstein (16"x20"), oil
(e-mail me at faithart1@aol.com to purchase)

Only my second painting; I'm finally ready to call it finished. (Minus the signature, which presents another problem to be resolved, in the future!) The "glads" started as a still life set up in my Saturday workshop. I chose to crop a small section of the 3 displayed, and enlarge them onto a 16x20 canvas. .......It was almost the one that got away. I stared at it for days, and was not content with the background. I have to thank Samantha (my 21 year-old daughter) for supplying me with "the ledge to jump off of", to re-work it. She is a motor-cycle-riding, big-truck-driving, brave soul; who occasionally lets you ride along on her journey through life!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rough Week...

This last week has been filled with ups and downs. I was trying to rent a shared studio space, but the other artist changed her mind; deciding to continue working at home. It's an important decision... you have to be ready. I am ...ready to stop painting in my kitchen......ready to have all my supplies in one place.... ready to get the dogs nose (and ears) out of the paint I left out! ...I finally made time to paint, late Friday night. What a high that was!

Friday, March 13, 2009

first oil painting

For those of you that don't know, I've started painting again. To hold my brushes, feels like saying "hello" to old friends that I haven't seen for a while! I signed up for an Oil Painting workshop, with a wonderful teacher named Jeanne. It is exciting to paint, for the first time, with oil paints. I am looking forward to the process...and the Journey!

Getting Started

Well, I have to admit that I'm terrified to "get started!" (Every computer-capable person in my home has abandoned me, right now!) I'll seek the courage I need from other artist bloggers, and embark on this new journey. (If it's meant to, It will Be!) -Faith