The Process and Pleasure of Painting
I used one of my photos as inspiration for my Hibiscus ala Georgia O’Keeffe. This photo shows a rough sketch done with a brush, a water-color effect.
I was quite pleased with the progress on the second day and was going to stop here–just an impressionistic view.
I like to do a walk-around to see how different it looks at various angles. Will it still catch the eye? How does it make me feel? Is it flat? Does it speak?
After several sittings, of which sometimes I only spend a few minutes, I am finally making progress.
Those 90° temperatures forced me indoors and what a better and more therapeutic way to spend them!
One doesn’t have to like these types of paintings like Georgia and I do. It’s quite simply, for me, the sheer pleasure I get from painting.
Daily Gratitude: a 3-hour bike ride; fresh tuna; the company of a good friend
Quote of the Day for YOU: The essence of pleasure is spontaneity. ~Germaine Greer (This one’s for you, Lisa, Woman Wieldng Words.)
- Georgia on My Mind (silverbirchpress.wordpress.com)
- Georgia O’Keeffe – Life’s Abstraction (artprofilesworld.wordpress.com)
- Three Famous Artists who Painted Flowers (proflowers.com)
- Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe (livegrownourishcreate.wordpress.com)
- Thoughtful Thursday #2 (seapunk2.wordpress.com)
- Naturalist Journeys Announces New Mexico: Geology in the Land of Georgia O’Keeffe, an Ecotour Blending Art and Science in a Compelling Landscape (prweb.com)
- O’Keeffe’s connection with the outdoors on display (utsandiego.com)
- Curator of Georgia O’Keeffe Museum resigns (seattletimes.nwsource.com)