Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

For me, every painting has it's "moment", that is, a special color or color combination, perhaps a wonderful stroke or a lost and found edge. My paintings and technique leave much to be desired, still I enjoy the process. Sometimes I will start out with a reference and a line drawing and begin painting, after I paint a somewhat structured painting I run my brush across it to try and find the painting again. I never know where I am going until I begin to finish and then the moment or should I say moments take me to the finish line. The process is so enjoyable and the freedom of the medium is thrilling. Classes begin in March. Funny, my teacher last semester asked me where I learned to paint; at first I thought this could be a compliment, but upon reflection, it may very well have been my teacher thinking; goodness, so much to unlearn! lol.


Judy said...

Happy New Year, Cathy!
I enjoyed reading about your painting process, it speaks of so much joy that I can see in your paintings! These flowers are beautiful!

Jane said...

A gorgeous display of color., specially love the last one ! I am sure the teacher meant it as a compliment :-) Wish you a very Happy new Year. said...

Happy New Year to you too! Love your flowers especially the daisies/sunflowers.