My blog will hopefully allow me to share my love of watercolor...the ups and downs of an artist's life and creative processes I go through in following my passion for painting. Hope you enjoy my journey.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Here's where I stopped today. Seems that I have another decision to make about the crystal. When I did the drawing, I decided to keep it on the sparse side facet-wise as the rest of the painting is really busy so I wanted to "slow it down" a bit. It is half sheet, so there's lots of "stuff" going on. Now I'm thinking that there aren't enough facets in the decanter as the many facets seem to be what attracts me to painting crystal, and now I'm thinking it may be too sparse. Also, I'll wait to do my value adjustments until I decide what to do here. Ah, the trials and decisions of we artists...but...that's what makes us such perfectionists it seems...too much, not enough...I'll just sleep on it and see how I feel tomorrow.
Having been an artist all of my life...I remember seeing Santa place an art easel under the tree at my grandmothers house at age four...I am a watercolorist and pen&ink artist. Self taught, I was successfully on the art circuits doing large festivals and other venues for almost 25 years until I tired of traveling. While on the circuits, I met many wonderful artists and grew to love most media out there, but now concentrate strictly on watercolor. I am a member of several professional organizations around the country and enjoy entering exhibitions and benefiting from numerous watercolor workshops given by visiting artists as often as possible. My main passion seems to be painting glass and crystal and large focus florals. Out of the main stream of the work-a-day world now, I am able to devote full time to my painting and art interests.
I am fortunate enough to be able to live and work on our farm outside of Tyler, Texas where we enjoy all the pleasures of small farm life...cats, dogs, birds, chickens, flowers and a wonderful vegetable garden. These are the good things of life.