Thursday, October 30, 2014

Painting Air

8x8 pastel

This small gem is one of my favorites. I feel like I finally painted the feel of air.

Once more thing I learned at Sedona is about sleep. When I am at a competition like this, I can not sleep. My mind is constantly thinking and solving painting problems.  I averaged 2 hours of sleep a night. I spoke with a few other artists and they said the same thing. One told me that she simply takes sleeping pills with her for these events so that here brain can get a rest. I lived off of emergent C and soy chais. For the first time in my life a sleeping pill doesn't sound bad. Anyone else have this kind of experience?


Helen H Trachy said...

Magnifique! My kind of landscape, I love the hazy atmosphere and the rich colors.

Christine Troyer said...

Love this little one! He is breathing!
It's a very aggravating thing to not sleep. The mind can wear out the body when it won't be quiet. Sorry you had to experience this at the event. Happens a lot when I get too tired from something be it emotional, physical, or mental.

Bob Lafond said...

I'm always going over painting problems as I try to sleep. I'm not sure I have solved any before I finally fall asleep. Looks like you are more successful!

Barbara Benedetti Newton said...

I love this piece! And, yes, same sleeping problem when ideas are percolating.

Mitch said...

I would never take sleeping pills to a competition like that because after seeing everyone else's work I would probably want to take the whole bottle.

anthony mendivil said...

Do whatever you have to do to get good sleep. You can buy melatonin
over the counter it helps you get drowsy.I love the idea of painting air. And I love your small painting.Keep talking about this. Thank you for your blog,Anthony.