Presenting new paintings with discussions of issues related to watercolor media.
Monday, April 15, 2013
A Friend Indeed
Have been traveling and entertaining guests, and it has upset my art discipline. Generally, I engage daily with painting and variations such as, figure drawing, plein air painting and studio work. It amazes me how quickly I can lose this after traveling for a week and having house guests for another week. I wouldn't give up any of this but must get back to painting. My friend, the Davis Train Station, is always there and has been used for a thousand variations in my work. Returning to the subjects I got away from and my artistic inertia goes away. The practiced familiar working habits and familiar subjects help me to hang on. This is a very important discovery for me. I'm sure that others have rituals that keep them working.
I spent the afternoon painting the station and feeling wonderful. It was warm and sunny and the location was quiet. Being a Sunday, it meant unlimited parking, so I just took my time and concentrated. This subject never fails to jump start me. I will be ready for the upcoming paint outs and plein air classes that I will be teaching.