Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Promenade - WIP

Wow - was it only two weeks ago I painted? Seems like months. We had a trip, we brought home some exciting viruses, and I've been nursing everyone and exhausted otherwise. I managed to stay well, thank goodness. I finally got everyone well and out of the house and managed to paint this week. But what a struggle! Its like I forgot how. Its amazing how a little time off can make the brain and the body forget. I thought by trying a simple subject and using my timer that I'd be able to step right in. But it didn't work. I made mud and couldn't figure out how to mass things in and then work them into nicer shapes. So I went back to the drawing board, literally. I had to lightly draw the whole scene on my panel and color in the lines practically. Its more like putting a puzzle together. And it was rather meditative.

1 comment:

Karen Martin Sampson said...

I know how it is when being away from painting for even a few days...I feel all thumbs and like a total beginner again...can't remember how to do anything! Then after a couple of days of frustration it begins to click in has for you, certainly! Glad everyone is better now!

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