Sunday, May 31, 2015

What?!

Where's the picture that was in my mind?

Wonder what will come out of my brush tomorrow.

Unpredictable Weather
6x6", acrylic on watercolor paper
landscape
2015
$36

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Inner Landscape

I knew I'd only have about 25-30 minutes to paint yesterday.  When I woke in the morning before birds were even chirping I decided in my half sleep that I would paint without an external reference. I'd paint an inner landscape, so to speak.  I wanted to be loose as I painted and do no more than put some color on paper, maybe mostly greens with a narrow band of blue at the top.  How hard could that be?

Yeah, well.

But, I blazed a trail and just did it.  And I like the landscape.

New Turf
4.5x6", acrylic on watercolor paper
landscape
2015
$27









Friday, May 29, 2015

In Bloom

Painting small.  Painting quickly.  Painting daily.  Starting and stopping something new every day. Posting what I paint.

Gasping for air.

But, hey, I have five new paintings in my studio that weren't there five days ago.  And not too many bruises from all the ways I get in my own way.

Show-Off!
6x6", acrylic on watercolor paper
floral
2015
$36








Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spring Morning

One spring morning many many moons ago, when Meg, Scott, Jay, and I visited the Wenham Library every week, Pat Purdy had a lush arrangement of lilacs at the circulation desk in what I realized was a perfect vase for lilacs.  I think of her every May when I mass magnificent lilacs of my own into my ceramic yard-sale knock-off vase.

Purdy Pretty
6x6", acrylic on water color paper
floral
2015
$36

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bench Press

Heavy lifting:  Paint for an hour, stop.  See what happens.

Heaviest weight:  Let it be as it is.


Bench Press
6x6", acrylic on watercolor paper
2015
$36

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Boxed In

My plan:  paint a few shapes, play with colors, play with edges, be loose.

My experience:  hesitation, indecision, fear, contraction.

Let Go
8x10", acrylic on artist panel
abstract
2015
$80

Sunday, May 24, 2015

On The Loose

A year ago I put paintbrush to canvas for the first time.  Since then I've painted for at least a few minutes most days.  Knock me over with a feather!

On the first anniversary of this creative adventure, I've decided to enter new territory again, this time to create a blog and do a painting a day.

In my studio today—not for the first time—I set the intention to paint loosely.  Painting loosely does not come easily or naturally to me.  At all.  But, look!  Not so tight!

River Birches on the Loose
6x6", acrylic on wood panel
nature
2015
$70