Sunday, September 30, 2012


This was a fun challenge—because there are so many items and the
abrupt shaft of light, I could think more abstractly and not fuss too much
with individual objects.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Tackled flowers again which are not my forté but in the learning curve with 
figures, I realized I was painting thinner and thinner. Also dismayed at how 
outlined and rigid I was making them. Learning to paint a figure in an accurate 
way while holding an idea of how compelling it "should" look was too taxing 
on my little brain. If I'm getting nowhere in a struggle, thought I should do 
something, anything, different, tackle another subject. So I photographed these 
coral glads against a coral wall. And lo! I was amazed that there were no 
boundaries in the photo—nothing to outline! Kept assuring myself that I shouldn't 
be able to see the blossoms up close, only from a distance. Just what I needed for 
a tectonic brain shift! But then, I don't know if anyone else can see them . . .