Thursday, January 29, 2015

"North Light" Landscape Painting

Here we are, January almost over and February about to set in.  In this part of the country it is easy to get Spring fever about now.  Although I am happy that the days are getting longer and a little warmth would be welcome, I find that as I am getting older, I am learning to appreciate Winter more.  The weather makes me more of a shut in than usual and my studio time is increased. That is a positive point for me.  My studio is my creative haven.   I treasure my time there.  Winter seems to free me up for just a bit more painting time and that is definitely a plus!

Here is another landscape painting done in acrylic.  I used newspaper collage for the trees and gold metallic paint for the foliage.  17x17x1.5 canvas.  I have been reading so much about focus in art and creating a series.  I have a very hard time with this.  I am very disciplined and look at painting as my work.  I dedicate lots of time to creating art.  It is the subject matter of the work where I have a hard time.  This is something that I need to work on.  I have just painted by sixth landscape yet I feel an abstract lurking beneath the surface that has to be painted!   Artists A.D.D. I think!

Until the next time....

"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
C. S. Lewis

Peace to you!