December 8, 2017
How can this be? December!!!
Yes, It's been a busy and wonderful Summer and Autumn with shows and exhibits...and lots of travel. I have enjoyed it all! And now I am settling into the Winter months where I spend much of my time in the studio at work... with breaks over tea with friends.
It's good for me to have multiple pieces of work waiting for me; work I will exhibit in next year's shows or competition. I plan this carefully. But sometime I just want to explore.
Last month I spent a few days at a mentorship workshop in California to paint, and hang around other artists. While there I worked in acrylic paints, which I had never painted with before. Very different than the transparent watercolors I love. Yet, without any expectation, and only for the joy of creating I indulged myself in figurative paintings of women...all with attitudes, I might add. It was lovely and I learned more about myself that weekend...I have a nature to focus, enjoy my work and I take pride in my outcomes. I also can 'finally' allow myself the luxury of play and exploration. Acrylics... alcohol inks, pure pigments, charcoal. It's fun and makes different kinds of messes :)
I hope I never stop being this way!
I am an observer of life and love to paint what I see with watercolors.