Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A little bit of progress


It has been a busy month I haven't been able to spend a lot of time painting.  I decided I had better at least show the little bit I've done rather than leave my poor little blog completely neglected. This is still in the very early stage but I think it is coming along.  I saw Betsy Dillard Stroud's amazing painting in the April issue of Watercolor Artist and it inspired me to dig out the old photos I took years ago in Sedona and give it a try.  Here is Betsy's inspiring painting...



I especially like the patterns she has on the rocks.  I am trying to teach myself how to paint and I like to make practice paintings trying out different styles just for fun.  What really wish I could do is figure out what MY style is!  I know my common thread is birds and nature, but I'm not even close to figuring out what my signature style is, and it is VERY frustrating.  I like to paint both whimsical and more realistic images.  But I guess I'm getting ahead of myself, I need to learn how to paint first. So I shall continue to putter along trying new things, in my own way, and hopefully my authentic voice will reveal itself along the way.  SOON.  Please make it soon! 

3 comments:

The Muse of The Day said...

Awesome! Good work!
I know it has been a trying month, but I have to say I really see something in your painting. Don't let it go. I enjoyed getting to see what inspired you - it gives me a backdrop to understanding your direction. I think your "thread" will float to the surface like cream if you simply do one thing: DO MORE WORK AND A LOT OF IT.
Did you get a chance to see the Ira Glass video I sent you the link to?
Keep going. Carolina

kathyjo51 said...

Don't ever give up the dream. Keep working on it. You will be happy and all the people around you will be happy. Love you.

garden clippings said...

I am feeling the same way Alicia. We need to hang in there and keep playing. My son and daughter-in-law told me yesterday to stop looking so hard at the goal and just have fun. The results will happen in the midst of it. We have to keep telling ourselves that.