I bought the house I live in because it has an all weather porch with 7 windows near my easel. Artists are certainly concerned with the light and today is so rainy and grey (as it has been most of week) I probably will not paint. When the sun comes out tomorrow, the painting will certainly change. When you apply acrylic paint, it usually dries darker, so it’s a constant adjustment. I often mix paint on the canvas, rather than on the enamel palette. But of course, when you add another color or shape, you have to adjust the whole painting. If the shapes and colors don’t work, it’s like a discordant note in a symphony. But when they do, WOW……so thrilling.
MY ACRYLIC CHOICES
After spending the spring and summer working on mixed media florals that are 18 x24″ or 16×20″ I decided to do some larger canvases. They are of an abstract nature and require the viewer’s response and interpretation.
A group of us met in June and took in the feelings that the Victorian Mansion in Holyoke, MA provided. I felt the energy of the Skinner Family, silk merchants, still alive and well in the house. My painting, “The Ghost in the Music Room” hung in the gallery over the fireplace and I hope…
Second day writing. This is a discipline really. It’s better than a ‘Dear Diary’ I believe. Although diaries were mostly private. I belong to a writing group and usually do sketches in the journal after I finish the exercise, while everyone is still writing. It becomes a word and image sort of thing. Back in…
Through the years, I have read quotes that inspire me and give me added confidence to paint. Here is one by Mary Cassatt: “I live alone, and I love my work.” Let’s hear it for solitude!