"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I am feeling very tight and unsure of myself after a long hiatus. I have been thinking about working on this piece as I left it unfinished when we moved - so decided to see if I could re-energize and finish it. As you can see, my brushwork is suffering as well as my use of color. I felt a lot of hesitation and loss of confidence as I painted today so will have to work on these things. Its like starting all over again after almost a month away from the easel. In any case, I hope to be posting more frequently although there is still a lot of renovation work going on in the new house, But my home office and my studio are up and running and I intend to find the time to paint. Oil on linen panel 36x24. And a close up below.......
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The new house is still undergoing renovation - cherry hardwoodflooring being installed in the art studio as we speak. I am so eager to get back to painting. This older piece caught my eye as I was packing to move - please consider it a place holder until I can get back to the easel and show some new work. I have a feeling I may be very rusty at first! 12x16 Woman with Water Bottle - oil on canvas panel.