Groovin’ Into Some New Art Work…

I really needed a few days off, no art, and I planned to play in the dirt. I did get to do that some, but then the rains came…and let’s be honest here, we all know I can’t seem to stay out of the studio for very long.

I’ve been thinking about the art talk, in which I just participated. One of the things we discussed were pre sketches or planning before we paint. I don’t normally do that. I have a vague idea of what i think i am going to paint. But that is never the way it seems to work out. Occasionally a doodle will help me process and organize my thoughts, does that count? While I was sick back in February (remember the flu & pneumonia?? I sure do) I created some sketches that I keep thinking about becoming paintings. I have started working on one of these images.

I am using a 12×36 inch canvas, acrylics, willow charcoal (I have loved this stuff since I was introduced to it in college), and water.


Peace, Valerie

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~Martin Luther King