|Cape Path, Alyssa Watters|
Her big impressionistic brush strokes capture my attention again and again. When I look at her work I think loose, bold, fun! I have three of her birds framed and hanging in my home.
I took In the Wake, from yesterday, and treated it as a sketch today, an underpainting. I went in on top with quicker strokes and more paint on my brush than in my first go-around. For a few moments, with the blue of the sky and at other points in the journey, I had loose-bold-fun! flowing from my hand. But I got off track. Could feel tight-fussy-trying pushing its weight around.
Think I'll play with this again tomorrow. The thing I keep coming back to is How will I learn to load my brush with more paint except by loading my brush with more paint? How will I learn to make big bold unfussy brushstrokes except my making big bold unfussy brush strokes?
|In the Wake, Thinking about Watters, a study|
6x6", acrylic on canvas board
[not for sale]