Saturday, May 25, 2013

'shelter' ~ watercolors, gouache and oil pastels on heavy watercolor paper, 4" x 6"

hello friends... it's been a while!    i was going to post earlier this week, but my dh got acute appendicitis, which was followed by an appendectomy, and life took off at an accelerated pace again!  

'shelter' is the first painting that i painted after getting home.   my trip was one big whirlwind and i painted  very little while i was gone.   i worked on 'shelter' (and no other paintings) for 5 days between resting and getting settled back in.   by the third day i was beginning to question not only the process but my sanity!  it's one thing to talk about working on a 4" x 6" painting day after day, and quite another to actually do it...   *and* it's a perfect example of how art/painting helps us process our feelings - helps us understand our feelings.

 before i go off to rest some more, i want to thank joanie springer for interviewing me.  thank you, joanie, for your generous, sharing spirit...  you can read the interview here...

i'll be back...

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watercolors, oil pastels, gouche, acrylic paint and white inktense pencil on heavy watercolor paper, 6" x 9"