Friday, May 1, 2009

NEW PAINTINGS - AND A DAY AT THE ART MUSEUM


My daughter, Laura and I spent a rainy, gloomy day at the St. Louis Art Museum. Wow--my art seems so silly and senseless after spending time there! I sneaked a photo of Laura doing a class assignment. She is sketching a charcoal drawing of the bronze sculpture of Degas' Little Dancer. In that one room there were Reniors, Van Goghs, Monets, and Cezannes! It is amazing to see them all in one place!

My paintings this week were inspired by last weekend when I spent a day with Tara on her college campus for the annual Earth Day Celebration. It was a bunch of fun and brought me back to my "teen of the 70's" roots! I hardly feel like calling these pieces "art" after my visit to the museum today, but if my paintings make you smile, well...then it is all worthwhile...I will be posting them on ebay tonight. The link is at the top of the page.

11 comments:

Micki said...

I think your paintings are beautiful and always bring a smile to my face!
As far as i'm concerened that is what 'REAL' art is about, if it provokes a reaction from someone then it is all worthwhile ;)

Micki x

Debbie said...

I agree with Micki. I enjoy looking at your paintings and that's what I believe Art is about. :-)

MyBlueHeaven said...

I like that picture of Laura sketching. She looks so studious. I bet she couldn't help from smiling when you took her picture.

Cris said...

Thank you so much Micki and Debbie!
Oh, and Mom--she did not know I was taking the picture, or she would have KILLED me!

Jenny said...

Love the paintings. Hey my office is almost the same color of that museums walls...lol I've been to the museum, there in St Louis. Loved it!!! I am a big fan of the 1600th century where the paintings look alive..so pretty!

K said...

i love your paintings! i absolutely love the tree hugging girl with the earth encompassed within...beautiful representation!! xoxox

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

I love Renoir's bronze dancers...lovely:) Your art makes people just as happy as a Van Gogh or a Degaswould!
Tracy

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

thank you for the early birthday gift..it was super fast coming to your site now...:) seriously thank you...have a wonderful week! and oh yeah I am not much older then your daughter maybe 1 year...;)and my eyes are big and brown too....LOL...

Diane Duda said...

Your painting do make me smile. :) Love the EArth Day theme.

xo
di

thanks so much for your Flyght vote. can't tell you how much we appreciate it!!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Cris! Your creations do make me *SMILE*! What a great treat to go with your daughter to the museum! I always love to visit and just stare at all the masters in aahh! Your latest paintings are adorable! Love the earth day theme too! Have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Stacey said...

Cris your work is indeed wonderful art!! Love it! What a great way to spend a rainy day - I love visiting art museums . . though they are none close to where I live. Have a great day! ~Stacey