Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Working On

We are settled into our summer home and I began my painting in earnest yesterday. It seems the hours fly by here and I am able to concentrate for large blocks of time with no phone, Internet or unannounced visitors to take me away from my creative time. I am trying to fix a painting that has been around for several months. It is a challenge in many ways. All my garden paintings are so green and the complex layering is a challenge because I rely on it to create the sense of energy that exists in even the quietest garden. This painting is about roses after the bloom has left and a reference to the cycle of life using honeycomb paper to represent bees and pollination. I think I have it conquered and I hope to finish it today. I am not able to post any pictures for awhile since I am not working on my own computer. I'll have a show and tell of completed work on August 11 when I return to St. John's.

The weather is fantastic and the whales are arriving. Yesterday I took a long break on my patio to watch their movement in and out of the small harbour our house sits beside. We have a ring side seat.

4 comments:

Poetic Artist said...

Sounds like a perfect spot.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Your long summer days have the view of a lifetime. How wonderful to see these creatures on their own undisturbed. Lucky you!!! Photos?

Margaret Ryall said...

I chose my camera for close up work so my whale shots are like specks on the horizon. I think I need two cameras.

TheDecoDetective said...

The no phone concept sounds wonderful... Good luck with finishing your painting - and thank you so much for commenting on my drawings, it meant a lot to me.