It was a long but wonderful holiday. I really enjoyed seeing all the kids.
Back to the studio for me today. First thing is I have to finish a painting that I keep looking at across the studio. I finally just had to bite the bullet as the old saying goes and start painting on it. I didn’t like it the way it was… it was dead and the design was static and felt contrived to me. The only way out of that is to paint it all out or just get in there and put in a huge brush load of paint in some color that might work for the painting.
That was the way I went……. a huge brush load of paint right in the middle of the whole 40 x 60 x 2 inch acrylic on canvas. My husband who says he knows nothing of paintings just walked in and I showed him the painting and he said, “I’ve seen a lot of other ones with all the green, blue and yellow…….like the one you brought home from Mississippi.” LOL…. it IS the one I brought home but now it looks a lot different now than that under-painting did. SO, he might have an eye after all. AND, yes I have been painting a lot of green or green and blue or yellow/ochre paintings. What else can I do when I am surrounded by the farm?
This picture is only an I-phone photo but it will suffice for the blog. I still have to paint the sides some more and haul it down to photograph it for my documentation but I think this is it… finished, Meander 23.
Love it, Cheryl! It exudes spontaneity and life.
Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. I enjoyed mine with family, too.
Thank you, Lynne……….I am much more pleased with this outcome than the first go round. Happy you had a great family Thanksgiving.
Oh yeah! This one works. Isn’t it interesting how the colors of your environment can’t help but be in your work? I wouldn’t argue with it — just keep on creating beauty.
Hi Martha…. thanks so much for commenting. As you say, it is inevitable.
Cheryl, What lovely mark making! So glad you are sharing your art, and your thoughts on the creative process.
Thank you , Jami.