Tuesday, May 12, 2015

getting there


This is the first painting I have completed since returning from my workshop with Nancy.  It is so important to paint as soon as you can after doing a workshop.  I am trying to hold on to and practice some of the concepts she taught.  It is NOT easy.  It is NOT easy for her. Painting is NOT easy.  It is a constant learning process.  I have worked very hard to get where I am today and hopefully I am not close to where I am going.   Even though Nancy's paintings look effortless, they are not.  Thousands of hours have led to her effortless looking style. Practice, paint, study and BE patient.  ( I am talking to myself!)
This is painted on a 24 x 24 x 2" canvas.  

Please join us at the Mt Brook Art Festival this Saturday at the Crestline athletic field right next to Crestline Elementary. 9 - 4.  Do not bring rain.sold

6 comments:

  1. Looks like the workshop paid off...great painting...looks effortless and I know it's not!

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  2. BEAUTIFULLY painted, Carol!

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  3. You have captured a wonderful harmony in this one. You are right - it looks fresh and effortless but glad you stated is is NOT easy, for either of you. Good art is never easy. especially in the middle!
    I love Nancy's work and I love your work. I am happy that your hard work is showing through so beautifully.

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  4. Beautiful painting, Carol! It does look fresh and airy and atmospheric—it has that intangible quality, that extra something that is soooo hard to get.

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