Thursday, July 31, 2008

Loose ends..


I'm tired of painting little objects. But I'm not inspired to paint anything else, either. So I spent the last week making color charts and just fooling around. But I don't have much to show for it...

Maybe I need some new paint.

19 comments:

Lin said...

Sharon -- I share the same summer doldrums, though I paint something daily ... just to paint. Dog days, I think ... hot,humid, too much work, no play ...or not enough play ... hoping for inspiration somewhere ... maybe we can run away somewhere?

Even though you may not be inspired, this painting is stunning~! There is an aspect of light and freedom and splashiness that is simply outstanding! Let me know if you want to run somewhere!

willow said...

I actually love this, Sharon! Nice.
Fooling around is a good thing!

Karen Blados said...

I think this is pretty fantastic for fooling around! Very atmospheric.

And new supplies always seem to rev up my creative juices ... give it a try.

Margaret Ann said...

Shopping is always a hit with mee...especiall art supplies....this piece is GORGEOUS!!! No slump shown here! :)

June said...

This is truly gorgeous! I am inspired. I used to make small landscapes a dozen years ago when I first started. So interesting the way suggestion gives you hills, trees, valleys and the sea! I had forgotten how much I liked making these.

Deb said...

This is stunning, Sharon! You should fool around more often.

Stephanie said...

I love the light in this painting! I want to learn to be more loose and let the paint do it's ting withthe water on the paper and not try to control it so much.

Judybec said...

This looks gorgeous Sharon.... keep playing... you've got something good going here!

Sherry said...

Sharon, other than one sketch from a photo and drawing with Teri on Wednesday I haven't painted or drawn a darned thing. Your painting here makes me want to march upstairs and get out my watercolors. Lovely!

A Brush with Color said...

This is lovely, Sharon! I think it's wonderful! I wish I could just dash off something this beautiful!

Robyn said...

wonderful lively sparkle on the water and the softness of the trees is lovely, Sharon. Beautiful.

freebird said...

This is very pretty. Just the place to run away to.

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful, Ma! Can I have that one too?

Camas

laura said...

This is a beautifully realized scene--the soft diffusion and the sparkling crackles of white! And, you stopped just in time: it's just right as it is! I'm going through a similar disconnectedness: can't decide what to paint, or how to paint, so doing nothing! I think it's the low following the high of the Virtual Sketch Date!

Sharon said...

Camas, You are welcome to this, although it was painted on a piece of scrap paper, with a reject painting on the back. Dad will cut mats for all the paintings this week.

Sharon said...

Thank you all! Leslie, When does the new virtual sketch date photo get posted?

Marsha Robinett said...

Sharon,
I wanted you to know that I am passing the Arte y Pico Award along to you for writing such an inspiring blog. Pop on over to my blog and scroll down to Arte y Pico Award.

Great blog,and wonderful art, you're an inspiration to many!

mARTa said...

This is a lovely landscape! I love this kind of work. My mind fills in what it needs to, to complete the painting for me! I love it!

df said...

wow. really nice painting. Beautifully atmospheric. I love the white paper bits showing through. Sometimes inspiration is just there and we don't know it. It takes alot of quietness to let it find you.