Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Process -- a work in progress

I get excited when a landscape pops into my head and I must paint it.

It was my birthday on Monday. I like to paint on my birthday, and I always hope that I will create something that will inspire me to keep going, or find a new direction.
Sometimes I do self portraits, but this year I did this. Another landscape painting.
I love light, and I love to paint the effects that light -- sunlight, moonlight, have on a landscape.

I am thinking of adding pastel to it, to bring out some highlights in order to get the effects that I desire in a painting. There is always the threat off ruining the painting, a fear that all artists have to overcome. It is time for me to let go of my expectations and listen to my instincts. If the painting turns out bad, I will have learned something from it. Usually that something will be used in future paintings, as the journey continues....

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