Friday, November 14, 2014

a peek at what is on my easel

acrylic on bristol paper

"life is not a straight line.

life is a zig-zag."

maira kalman

i am a maira kalman fan, her wit, her eye 

and her sensibility and humor. 

her  a new children's alphabet book 

is irresistible....except for the fact

that i am still decluttering, a bag out 

of my house a day, minimum and i am not

adding anything to until i have 

completed the process.  but i just wanted you

to see how charming her pages can be.  maybe you 

can buy the book and tell me about it :)

 i tend toward the obsessive in the sense that whatever

i do, i do it one hundred percent.   things get

confusing when several important events or activities

coincide.  as it does now, where i am decluttering and

have an upcoming solo show.   i do my best.  

thank you for visiting today.

i would love it if you had the time to drop me a line.


today i am posting to paint party friday.
an online community of artists hosted thanks to
 eva and kristen.


  1. Your new easel piece looks very intriguing. Lovely colours. X

  2. I would say you give 120% on everything ... that's you!
    Beautiful colors Irene, and I am taking your paints tomorrow!
    Thank you again! Your de-cluttering is being put to use.

  3. Irene, thanks for visiting and commenting on my post this week. I am enjoying your gorgeous colorful art. It is exciting and moving.

  4. so beautiful! what beautiful, lovely colors!!

  5. Wishing you luck with the show! Admiration for the resolve with decluttering too.

  6. My goodness Irene this is pretty. I thought of Monet pond paintings right away. I love the way acrylic looks on bristol paper. Is it a smooth paper? I can't remember. I might have to try it some time, but like you, I am decluttering too.

    I love her work also. I didn't realize until recently she has many books. She is really funny too.

  7. I love the colours and the movement in your painting, Irene. Thanks for letting us take a peek.

  8. I like your acrylic, a feast of forms and colors that go straight to the soul, excellent compositions !!

  9. What amazing paintings with such incredible vibrancy that is a feast for my eyes on this dull day here in Scotland ;D
    Thank you for sharing

  10. Such a beautiful painting! The colors are gorgeous - the pink and the green are amazing! Good luck with your show, and with the decluttering. I get several decluttering moments during the year, and they are liberating.

  11. Love the colors on your easel right now. And have your read Maira Kalman's newest book, My Favorite Things? Very enjoyable.

  12. I'm in love with this new colourful pieces....just gorgeous and love the flow and humour of this post!!
    Good luck on the purging and solo show!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. Just Beautiful, love the color and abstraction in your paintings.

  14. The Monet of color has come out in you Lovely!

  15. wow! What is that! Those colors are amazing! What company has those brilliant pure acrylics? I admire your decluttering and must get back to it myself, and to organizing. I get in a frenzy with projects and don't put things away! Thank you for commenting on my blog.

  16. Oh wow! I love that painting on your easel! It's amazing! Love, love, love it!

  17. Your art is always so fascinating.

  18. Ooh, I love what you've been working on, Irene. LOVE!! So vibrant, and pretty.