my modern fresco

fresco noun
1. a painting done rapidly (not so rapidly actually) in watercolor (interior latex & acrylic) on wet (old) plaster on a wall or ceiling, so that the colors penetrate the plaster and become fixed as it dries.
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My twin girls are graduating soon and I’m feeling nostalgic.
I’m not surprised I had a little trouble prioritizing things this week.
I focused on this instead, the other stuff will get done somehow.
Getting up at 4:15 to paint with the birds chirping was pure joy.
Below is the evolution & some details of the painting.
I haven’t felt “painterly” for a long time.
I do now.

Lisa Lillibridge's modern fresco

 

 

Thank you Ruby, Lena & BHS YES (year end studies) program.

I was very inspired talking about art and process.

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sometimes are everydays are more interesting than we think

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I walked everywhere today and I love being so much more flexible on foot to explore than when I am driving.  NOT BIG NEWS I realize, but today what could’ve been a pretty ordinary day, running errands, meeting a friend for coffee, going to a meeting, dropping things off etc—turned into a pretty interesting visual experience.  It’s out there everywhere, we just have to be paying attention I guess.

1. Brick on Maple Street in the sun in Burlington, Vermont.

2. A cool sticker on a sign in front of Art’s Riot, SEABA (south end arts and business association) and Speeder and Earl’s coffee shop on Pine Street.

3. An abstract painting by artist Steve Sharon at Maglianero cafe. I bought this painting yesterday while Steve was hanging the show.  I stopped in to get a honey ginger latte (crazy good) with my daughter and was very drawn to the piece.  It has “pasture” in the title and it instantly connected me to my roots in South Dakota.  Go get a latte and check out Steve’s show. Cool work.  Nice guy.  http://thekarmabirdhouse.com/the-amenities/maglianero-cafe

4. A sculpture in front of The Space Gallery and Conant Metal and Light.
There wasn’t a sign about whose work this cat is.  If someone knows please let me know and post a comment so the work is properly attributed.

5. I just thought this flora was cool.  Bold.  Interesting.  This unknown flora is large tufts in groups. If anyone knows what it is please post a comment.  It’s tragic to be called, “unknown flora”.

Funny, I didn’t think I was looking up her skirt.

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This is a painting of mine that few people have seen unless you’ve been in my studio. I love her! She reminds me of all the amazing old ladies—my aunts, church women and neighbors that I grew up with in South Dakota. These women had their own style, got things done and didn’t complain about wearing heels and hose and girdles all the time. My mother usually had a pot of coffee on and was giving someone a perm in my kitchen. I loved it. Her kitchen is still a real hub of activity and hours are spent there when I’m visiting. Most of those old ladies are gone now, but their spirits are a part of me. My apologies for the up the skirt shot, maybe that angle reminded me of what I was seeing when I was very young. Those girdles were pretty darn mysterious.

Happy Friday and I hope you get to kick up your heels!