Beginning October 21, this blog, Rain Trueax's Rainy Day Thoughts, will have a co-author-- painter and long-time friend, Diane Widler Wenzel. We have been sharing, encouraging, and discussing life for over 50 years. We don't always agree... I think this will be fun trip for us both. New posts will be on Saturdays and otherwise randomly as something of interest happens.
Monday, February 15, 2010
The Image Gallery
Because of the personal nature of much of my art, one of my blogs, [Rain's Image Gallery] (my digital, oil and acrylic paintings), was not on search engines and only open to a few old friends when I gave them the URL. There were various reasons for that.
Some was because I occasionally paint nudes, which is offensive to some. Then there is the my work itself. It's not so much landscapes, although it can be, but more about my imagination, dreams and ideas. I wasn't sure those kind of paintings would be of interest to others especially since I am not a professional artist.
In January, as I was sorting a lot of things, I decided either I should delete that blog or make it public as it served no purpose when so few could go there. So if you are not offended by nudity in art, if you are interested in seeing what I do creatively besides photography and writing, please feel free to visit my gallery of current works and older pieces along with some of the reasons I do it.
When I first opened it, because of something one of my friends said about my work there, I put up the warning that blogger allows for adult content. Except that made it sound like I was hosting a porn site and I don't consider nudity in art to be pornography. Then another friend said that if someone doesn't like what they see, they don't have to go back. So that's the disclaimer now. If it doesn't suit you to see work that is sometimes sensual, don't go. I will understand.
If you do visit, enjoy time with [Playlist] which is alongside the paintings, and will play automatically as you go down the page. I put music onto my gallery because I feel music and art go together. What music you will find changes with my moods. I don't have Playlist here because my entries here are more diverse and it does slow down loading. With all the photos I use, I don't do anything to this sidebar to slow it down. Where it comes to an art gallery, viewers should take some time. Art needs time.
While I am at it, I have a second gallery which I might have mentioned before: [Rain's Sculpture Gallery]. The work there (also some nudes) is older. I am not currently doing sculpture (you can only have so many little clay people around your house before it begins to be overpowering and a little suspect).