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.