Saturday, March 2, 2019

What kind of artist are you? Let's be happy artists in the Month of Change

Marriage Bed, Mother Complex
Oil on canvas
38 x 43 inches
Claire Bonenfant © 2019
Your voice. That's what art gives you.  Not in spoken
words, but in images.  Whether what you're producing
is light and joyous, or deeply emotional or political,
what matters for you is that you are happy making
your creations.  The pieces I'm showing today are by
my friend Claire Bonenfant. They are definitely emotional
and deep, but I am certain that Claire is happy when
she is painting.

I wish that happiness for you on this first Saturday in
the Month of March.  We went to see Claire's paintings
in a lovely show A Tribute To Joyce in honour of Canadian,
artist Joyce Weiland at the Heliconian Club.  Claire  has two
magnificent pieces in the show -- featured in this
blog post.
Liberated Sleeper
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 inches
Claire Bonenfant © 2019

Me with Claire Bonenfant at the 
opening of A Tribute to Joyce
Now we're home it's time to relax, and also get organized.
In Canada even though there are weather warnings of cold
weather, and today we had more snow, we feel a huge turning
towards the incredible hope of spring in the month of March.
It rushes along our cells, and we are eager to see what's next.

What's next for you?  Whatever it is, I wish you total
joy in your work.

Have a loving your life day.


Verna Vogel said...

Wonderful paintings by Claire, very emotional but somehow also kind of rational. I do love that.


Barbara Muir said...

Claire is a great thinker Verna, you are right, and an amazing artist. In person these
paintings are more compelling than I could possibly record with a cell phone. Awesome.


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