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May 16, 2018
The Columbine watercolor is complete. I tried doing a vignette for the first time where you have the composition touch three sides of the piece, don’t have a definite border, and incorporate the beauty of the paper. The center of focus is off-center and the composition reads left to right, up and down, and connects on three sides.
June 16 Cactus Blossoms always are a surprise to find in arid conditions, they pop out after a sudden shower and last for a day in sunny glory.
Laura Holmes Peters and I had an inspiring visit with Barbara Nechis on June 6, 2018 when we visited her studio in Calistoga. Not only is Barbara a warm and welcoming host, her artistic view of the world is awe inspiring and has me thinking of taking my flowers and landscapes in a slightly abstract direction. Step one from her book is “developing independence” and this will be my theme for June and I will focus on using imagination and intuition.
This close up study of the kangaroo paw plant that grows in a pot on my deck is an effort to simplify the main shapes of the bloom.
“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe, Georgia O’Keeffe
Working on doing a Big painting of this Lily.
So I bought some lilies for inspiration. Plus I found a great quote from Amelia Earhart about trying what has not been done before, “Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.” This is a little trickier for art than flying, but maybe not… anyway here is my Lily painting so far!