Season is defined by change….especially on the cusp in between seasons…I feel that transition most when autumn arrives…It’s as if I go to bed one evening and the air is warm and thick with summer only to wake up the next morning with a chill in the air that is thin and crisp and full of the sounds of the waking hours …The light is more luminous as the sun …
This composition I have tackled before….It used to be a sunset entitled
I recently treated myself to a new set of Terry Ludwig’s pastel set of 14 luscious violets. So I thought I would rework a piece using a different palette. Now the moon rises….and I have named it Moonlit Sonata….Ironically, right now I am plugging away learning Beethoven”s Moonlit Sonata on the piano. For me, living artistically is the key to my happiness. Whether playing classical piano or rendering beauty in the landscape with pastels, or dancing ballet….I am in my creative element and that brings me joy. What brings you joy? I would love to hear about it….
Do you have a favorite place? Perhaps there are more than one. How lucky one is to find a spot that inspires and rejuvenates. A place that brings renewal and peace.
Investing in art materials is just that , an investment Living in beautiful Santa Cruz California calls for painting outdoors.
Preparing for an upcoming Open Studio , I am building my original art inventory . Referring to previous original works I have completed, I am reinventing the image . Using a larger piece of high quality archival sanded paper by Pastelmat
Summer greens can get a bit monotonous….Why not paint the colors of autumn in summer? Or the springtime lovelies…. exercising my artistic license….off season.
Four countries, four people, eight locations, walked 130 miles….trains, planes, stinky buses, gliding gondolas….Europe. Travel is intense living. Three and a half weeks is an ambitious time frame to fit it all in.
Tomorrow I leave for a grand European vacation with my family. New adventure awaits …. more memories to be made.
Working this size takes planning. It’s a practice I am actively practicing!! Planning… In composition, I plan where I want my viewer’s eye to go.