Series Article

Still life 93
Watercolor 15 x 22 inches
You have, no doubt, heard about the idea of ‘working in series.’

There are tons of reasons for it, one of which is to improve on a theme. The least obvious is that through the confinement of doing some single thing over and over again is that the artist’s creative mind is awakened and begins to work overtime. I say that it is liberation through confinement.

In fact, if you’d like to know more about the process of series work and what it can do for you and your art . . . . .or if you are a lay person and want to truly understand what the mystery is inside of an artist’s work process . . . . .pick up a copy of the October issue of “WATERCOLOR ARTIST” magazine.
In that magazine is an article entitled, “Play it Again” authored by yours truly. I hope you find it interesting.
Oh, the painting above is another in the long series of still life experiments. This one was done yesterday. I do these when I yearn to paint but have no specific idea of **what** to paint. This helps me loosen up for paintings to come, exercises my creative muscles, opens thinking channels, allows me to experiment without danger of failure and on and on and on. Thought you might like to see how I ‘doodle’ with my paints.

5 thoughts on “Series Article”

  1. So far, Myrna, it isn't in the big stores. It is spotty . . .but keep your eyes open, they are around in obscure places.

    Incidentally, Donna Zagotta has a killer article in the same issue.

    It is peculiar how we have seemed to be published together before this one article. Peculiar and cool!

  2. I'm hoping I re-subscribed to Watercolor Artist in time to get this issue. I think so. I am a convert. This working in a series opens up ideas I could not have imagined. You're a wonderful teacher & writer! Thanks.

  3. Peggy. If only ! If only I had 500 devotees just like you.

    Glad to hear that you are getting so much from your series work. it really is surprising, isn't it? Keep up the good work. You'll be amazed at where it will take you.

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