Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Walking at Daybreak

Up early this morning taking exercise in the surrounding stillness of the little spit of land we're calling home this week in Nova Scotia.

My painting is much the same—exercise I take every day, looking for stillness from which to create. Never know before waking what will unfold.

Earlybird Stillness, Feltzen South
6x6", acrylic on gessobord
seascape
2016
[not for sale]

8 comments:

  1. OMG, I've missed so much! This is gorgeous, Dotty! But I'm looking forward to your other recent work, too. I LOVE On my way to Corkum's.

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    1. Hi Laurie, thanks for your comments. I was just thinking about you, wondering what you might be up to lately. How's Luddie? Jumping away from my recent abstract work to paint in different styles while on vacation has been a big change. I'm living BY the sea and feeling AT sea! But having fun all the while. On the Way to Corkum's was especially fun to paint. I may do some other paintings in that vein.

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  2. "He leadeth me beside the still waters." Love the colors in this, love the serenity. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Joje. The stillness of the scene I painted was so nourishing. As I look at the painting today I realize I didn't make it quite still enough—it looks a bit too energetic!

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  3. Hi Dotty,

    I love what you write:

    'looking for stillness from which to create'!

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    1. Thanks, Simone. Always looking for that still place at the center : )

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  4. Neck deep in boxes, and packing. Facing two weeks as vagabonds in hotels until we can move into the new house.... this is a welcome, peaceful interlude. Thank you Dotty :)

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    1. So glad that Earlybird Stillness offers some peace and calm. Thanks for letting me know you are officially in the process of moving—I wasn't sure when that would be. You'll move into the new place at the end of June? Remember to pause and recenter as needed in these next few weeks. Deep breaths in and out.

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