Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 28, 2012

Well, we've been having some internet connection in we can't get on! We'll solve the problem when we find time to call AT&T--hopefully, by next week. Meanwhile, we're across town using a generous viewer's computer and internet. Thanks, Mom!

Unfortunately, this also means we can't get the video uploaded. However, to make it up to you, we've made our pictures even larger. And next week, we'll have the video back.

So what happened this week? We've all seemed to tune into some common mind link. Our thoughts turned to flowers and landscapes and textures and abstract vertical elements. Look below and see how our paintings seem to build on each other and flow in a beautiful, logical stream. You'd think we planned it!

Enjoy and see you next week.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012

The springtime floral extravaganza continues, although the weather is slightly less cooperative today! It's a bit nippy, but sunny, so we're still happy. Just look at the brilliant colors and see how happy we are.

And, while you're at it, see if you can spot the one (okay, two—there's a hint for you!) painting that doesn't go with the others. Need another hint? It's the wrong season. Okay...only one more hint. It's ice painting. That's it—no more hints!

But we do have a big surprise.

Going forward, you'll find it even easier to spot our hidden treasures. Ever since our humble beginnings (when we emphasized the experience of sitting in our circle), we've been changing to make it more and more about the art. So, continuing on our trajectory and based on your comments, we're enlarging the paintings so you can see them even more clearly than ever. We realize this makes all the paintings seem to be the same size, but you can watch the video to get a sense of relative size. Or you can ask us anything and we'll be glad to respond.

One more thing! If you've been keeping up on current affairs, you'll notice that our old friend, the cochineal beetle is in the news this week. Seems Starbucks will no longer be using carmine coloring made from the cochineal beetle for their strawberry drinks. Strange phenomenon—three weeks ago, we didn't know what a cochineal beetle was. Now we're seeing them everywhere! If you want to learn more about them, or see a painting with cochineal beetles, go back and read our March 24 post.

For now, enjoy!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Oh, it's definitely spring! You can tell by the proliferation of flowers. Everyone's either painting flowers, planning to paint flowers, or painting flower colors or places where flowers might grow. Completely jubilant! We had a guest artist today--look closely and you'll notice her colored pencil flower among the watercolors. Enjoy the season and see you next week!