Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Feeling Better

I have told my students to paint every day and I obviously don't listen to my own advice. After having a disappointing try at a small painting I went back the next day and tried again. I painted this little painting and I was much more comfortable. It proves my point - you have to paint every day, if possible.


I finally got into my studio after an absence of several weeks and discovered I forgot how to paint! I was all thumbs - couldn't draw, couldn't work the paint, couldn't feel comfortable. I finally did this little painting and felt relieved but I don't like it. The kid's arm looks odd.

So, I will prop it up in the kitchen and ignore it for a couple of days and the problem will reveal itself to me.

Monday, November 8, 2010

First Prize!

I entered these three 6" X 6" oil paintings in
Atlanta Artists Center December juried show.
I was so excited to find out that all three
were given First Prize!
The judge is someone whose work I have admired for years and I consider this a great honor.