Thursday, September 2, 2010
value and the swimmer
Value is the key. It tells the story. With that in mind I attempted my sunset peek-a-boo tree painting. But this time from my head. The three front trees take priority and the back trees and "connectors" of value.
I will talk more about this tomorrow, as I am beginning my study of Chinese painting,
On another note, thank you to everyone for all your feedback about yesterday's painting. Hearing from all my blogger friends is like having studio mates. I really appreciate all your ideas. I knew something needed to be done. I was not satisfied at all. I will consider all the ideas and my own, then decide my course. You are all wonderful!
On still another note, this is the craziest week of the entire year for me. Because I teach part time in a school, there is one week in the beginning of the year when I have to work at school and help for a week's worth of long days. Each year I feel I go through a plethora of emotions during this week. First I am depressed and resentful to end the wonder of summer and stop my painting rhythm. (whaaaaa!) Then I get my thankful hat on and appreciate having such a good job, that I do like. Then I just bulldoze through. When the week is over and my work output is little and ideas seem over run I come back to life. It's like swimming underwater for 100 yards. Hold my breath, a little discomfort, then I pop up out of the water, wet and exhausted, ready to take on the next challenge. (I used to be a swimmer.) Bear with me.