Well, December is looming large and I'm thinking I'd better get painting.
Immediately I feel myself tighten.
I pause. Breathe.
What is the intent of this gift? To honor, celebrate, and shine light on the folks who honored, celebrated, and shone light on Muth, and to honor, celebrate, and shine light on Norway Center's current residents.
The only way I can do that? Honor and celebrate my own little light.
I go to my studio knowing only this much: When I have something to give to Norway Center, I will know. I plan to do a painting a day until I know.
SO freeing to paint with this mindset.
Today I start by covering canvas paper with greens and blues. Go in next with a brush to carve out evergreens from negative space, which yields a pleasing, unpolished feel. Let that much dry. Rainy day, so I have to sit indoors to add ink and oil pastels; hmph to indoors!
|Norway Pines in Norway, Maine|
7x5", acrylic, ink, and oil pastels on canvas paper
[not for sale]