Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Left Turn in Thinking
Sometimes when I am painting I will be surprised by how my thoughts change about the subject matter or where I think the painting is heading. Originally I thought the individual petals of the hydrangea would be tedious, but in fact, I found them to be fast, fun and fresh. It was a choice to make them come to life without being exact. I liked the challenge of creating the depth with the light and dark contrasts of color in the composition. The shades of blue and purples brightened the day and the room which was dreary. Although I have learned art always holds some bit of the chance that sits right along side with my knowledge of basic technique. I happen to like that duality. Maybe that is the addiction to art that is so attractive and I am excited to see the other two pieces that complete the whole painting. No doubt there will be some more ahhh-ha moments then too.