Monday, July 7, 2014

Destroyed Oil Paintings by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #958 of 1181   Oil on Linen   (5"x7")    Painted in December, 2007     destroyed
Notice the dew drop on the leaf.  I used to think of that as a gimmick.   Why?
Painting #965 of 1181     Oil on Linen  (4"x4")   Painted in December, 2007       Destroyed

Painting #966 of 1181   Oil on Linen   (5"x6")  Painted in December, 2007    Destroyed

"At the end of 2007 I painted many smaller paintings to reach my goal of having completed 1000 paintings in twenty years.  I did reach my goal but ended up destroying many of those paintings. As I'm in the process of transferring all my painting photos from CDs to an external hard drive for the IMAC, it is really a joy to view these old paintings.  

I'm most thankful that I took photos of my paintings right from the beginning.  The first storage or keeping records was me taking photos of each painting and putting them in an album.  The second method was storing them on floppy discs.  The third was to put them on CDs and now to the external hard drive.  I believe that I Am right and left brain thinking because I enjoy the record keeping along with the painting."

FROM UNITY'S "DAILY WORD"             Monday, July 7, 2014
On Time
I go with the flow of time.
I live in an orderly universe where seasons change and new life emerges at the appointed time, where flowers bloom and apples ripen as designed and where I accomplish what is mine to do easily and naturally.
I need only look to nature for assurance that there is “a time for every matter under heaven.” In the summer, leaves do not rush to turn to gold and fruit does not hurry to fall from the tree. Nature is in concert with the rhythm of life.
Pacing myself, I willingly flow with life, and I find peace. I am not rushed. I meet my goals and maintain my health. I stay mindful of what is important to me and seek balance in all endeavors. With gratitude, I am fully present to this moment in time.
For he has appointed a time for every matter, and for every work.–Ecclesiastes 3:17


George said...

Nora, I looked at your paintings, read your brief story, and I hope life is treating you kindly. I am just starting out in oils, with a little more background in oil pastels and acrylics.

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