Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meme Tag!

I've been meme tagged by Shazza! Oh my! I am a total newbie here and I will sink to utter self-loathing and embarrassment to reveal to the blogosphere the following: are the rules:The rules:

1. Post the link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post.

Ok, here goes. I am putting my reputation on the line....Shazza thank you!

1. True by Spandau Ballet. It was the song that played at work when Doug and I were first dating. It made us think of "each other" but we were too embarrassed to play it at our wedding.

2. Brandy by Looking Glass. I always had a fantasy that I was "Brandy". Only I was a boardwalk girl, not a seaport girl.

3. Mandy, by Barry Manilow. I have no idea.

4. Lonely Days, by the Bee Gees. This was my favorite song in like 6th grade, long before my Dad started the Boris Karloff version.

and....last but not least, but probably most embarrassing....

5. Wake Me Up Before you Go Girl... By Wham, or actually George Michael. I never saw the video, but the song would come on the radio in the morning and I would kinda rock out to it. (This was my insurance agency days and Warm 103 was the only music we could listen to) and George Michael's ass was a "perfect circle".

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Gow-

And I don't know enough people to tag, but I will pick:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sam's Pond Painting by Anita Williams

This is a 16x20 oil painting of my neighbor's pond during the winter. I completed it in the spring. This was started on location as a sketch, but because it was a winter scene, I also used a photo reference. I consider this one of my semi-abstracts, as I used the photo reference as a "point of departure", and became intrigued by the colors and spaces created by the intermingling of weeds and trees, water and sky.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Aloe, Pomegranate and Mango Painting by Anita Williams

Just so you all do not think I am all wild colors, here is one of my calmer, still life paintings. I have been exploring textures, and getting into heavy scraping lately. The result is often more abstract than this. This one was actually completed about a year ago.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Autumn Interlude painting by Anita Williams

Just thought I would add another painting from my "psychedelic period"। (Kids, no hallucinogenic drugs were abused during the painting process।) This is just the way my mind works. This one also started plein air. I was unhappy with the original on site painting and brought it back to my lair/studio/shed. I'm thinking maybe Miles Davis joined me in the studio that evening. The trees are "Kind of Blue". The oranges and yellows were inspired by the actual colors of the autumn leaves which were illuminated by the sun shining through them. I was really going for the relationship of the trees to each other. These three trees are literally interconnected (growing into each other). Now that you see the inner workings of my mind I hope I am not scaring you much. I have other paintings that are not this wild. I meant to upload one today, but it was too large. I will have to play with the resolution a bit.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sacred Grove Revisited, Painting by Anita Williams

This was my original swirling vortex painting. This is fairly large 29x29. I started it on location and the original title was called the Sacred Grove. After looking at it for six months or so, I decided it needed more depth. I took it into my studio/shed and turned on some music (I can't remember what), started painting away and this is the result. This is obviously not a purist plein air piece, but I definitely had fun painting it. Please click on the painting for details and brushstrokes!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bird on a Wire Painting by Anita Williams

This is a test! I am posting one of my paintings for comments. This is an oil on canvas, 18x24. The view from my house painted on location last fall. I appreciate any and all comments.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Professional Yo-Yo Dieting

Hi, my name is neetzy and I am a professional yo-yo dieter. I am an expert lifestyle changer. (The word diet is not allowed at Weight Watchers). We are changing our lifestyle. I am making good choices and eating the good food. I love the good food... In the Core program you can eat it without counting the fricking points. I hate counting the fricking points. I have to count points if I eat bread, or white flour or anything artificial. I have been teaching at a summer camp for a week and I believe EVERYTHING served here is bread, white flour and/or artificial. If I was a GOOD DIETER I would PACK. But....I confess....I suck at dieting. I have succumbed to cafeteria food and I DON'T CARE. Today I ate hot dogs and baked macaroni and cheese. For dessert we had jello. I ate all of it. I feel good. I think I want a cigarette.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

About Negative Space...

As an artist, negative space is the space between the objects you are painting. I love negative space. I like to paint in negative space and make it come alive. Do not think the purpose of this blog is to post negative things. I like to look at negative spaces as the places for possibilities....negative space is alive, real, exciting and open to interpretation.
Negative comments are allowed as I will post them . I just do not want to limit this blog to only negative coments,.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I remembered my password! I have four passwords that I use on a regular basis. Unfortunately, they are 4-6 letters/numbers in length. Blogger required eight! Major brain fart here. I made up some lame combination of my dog's names and apparently mispelled one of them as I could not log in for several days. I am not sure if I am psychologically and intellectually capable of memorizing eight alpha/numeric combinations. Please forgive my ineptness. I usually sit down to the laptop after I have had dinner and a glass of wine or two. I do not believe in drinking wine or posting pictures of my artwork before its time. These things take time to evolve. Patience friends. Focus grasshopper. Negative Space is slow.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Just started my blog. I have a lot to add, but it is too late at night to be that focused. I hope I'm doing it right. We took the kids to Hershey Park today and we are very tired.