Saturday, April 30, 2016

Attempt to Refresh

Snowscape


Perhaps many of you who follow my art have realized that I have been struggling with painting for a couple of years now.  In an attempt to recapture my love of painting, I went back to the basics, contacting my former instructor, Linda Nadel in Montrose.  She was always fun to paint with, so I thought that she would be the one to get my juices flowing again.

We spent 4 Thursday afternoons in April cussing and discussing the ups and downs of creativity and playing with paint.
I can't say right now if I will continue painting on my own on a regular basis, but those 4 afternoons were so much fun and brought pleasure back to a process that had become a chore.  Thanks Linda!!

The above painting came out of our first meeting together.  I had brought in photos and magazines to give us inspiration.  This was an exercise in creativity in a recent issue of Watercolor magazine.  It demonstrates the fluidity and "looseness" that I have wanted to portray in my work.  The original was created by Carol Z. Brody.  The above is my version.

3 comments:

Ed@Chasing Sunrises and Sunsets said...

I don't know anything about water color art. But I really like what I have seen of your "work". Only you, the artist, can know if it lights your fire or not...and when. There are a few things that I'm really good at, wood working for example. But when I realized I was doing it for money, for others, it stopped for me. It had to provide something else, something deeper. And it wasn't. I think it has to give you something...peace, therapy, relaxation...something.

Mark Johnson said...

Love, Love, Love it.

Jim and Gayle said...

I agree with your husband ;-) That is just beautiful!
Gayle