Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ginger and Bambu

This second piece has a story.  I first played with painting on canvas last summer. I painted that giant ginger flower.  I was practicing, because the only things I really think I can draw are flowers and bambu.  So when we framed the canvas, I used the same piece I played with last summer thinking I could just paint over it.  What I wanted to paint was bambu.  When I started the project though, it became apparent I experimented with dimension on that ginger and piled on layers of paint. What I am trying to say is that I couldn't get rid of the ginger. I had to fit it into the paiting. It's a bit odd I think, and not a coherent piece.  But give me a break, it is my second painting!

Artist: Lin Dorton
Ginger and Bambu
February, 2010
Acrylic on Canvas


Nanci said...

I just saw your paintings. Wonderful. We are researching Mexico, specifically the San Crisanto area which I think is around where you live. Are you actually on the water as the photo of the fruit tree shows? Lucky you.
Your blog is great. I'm a quilter by hobby and do have a blog, but it sure isn't Mexico happy!
I'll be back again. I note you don't have a "follower" site, it would be good.

Linda Dorton said...

Wow Nanci, thanks for liking my paintings. I don't live on the water, I live in Mérida. It's 25 miles approx to Progreso, the nearest beach. The painting of the beach was of Celestún, which is about 60 miles west of here.

I am glad you like the blog. I will see if I can figure out why I don't have a follower site. Thanks for reading. Check out America Maya for some cool paintings. Those are done by Pablo. He is the artist in the family really! I just play around.