Returned to the Easel

“Plane Compression”
Transparent Watercolor 22 x 30 inches

Okay I am back! Hawaii was fantastic ! Frankly, however, I have been itching to return to the easel here at home.

This piece is quite similar to the other non objective pieces I have completed in the last few months. It was half finished when we left for our Hawaiian Holiday
All I needed was one look at it’s lonely, half baked existence on the easel to awaken my juices and get me rolling once again. I arose quite early this morning (4AM) to get after it. I am still not certain that it is complete. I may let it hang around for several days before I declare it final and finished.
On another note, I put the last few non objective pieces down on my studio floor this morning and lined them up next to each other. They all look very similar . . . . .which has both good and bad points . . . .it is a spur in my sides, though, as it indicates that I am becoming stale. Gotta move on to another ‘theme’ . . . . .which may not be all that easy. I like the motif of floating planes and shallow space, which is what all of these are . . . .and I noticed that the compositions are quite similar, too! A change up is due!!
Until next painting . . . .

6 thoughts on “Returned to the Easel”

  1. Glad to see that you have returned to the easel. I am not surprised you could not wait to get back to the easel, I solve that problem by taken my paints with me.

    Being primarily a flower painter I go nuts in Hawaii because I see a painting every where I look. I can't paint or photograph fast enough, so I have never taken the time to go snorkeling or just lay on the beach and read a good book. I am probably missing a lot, but I still love painting there.

    Looks like we will have enough students for your workshop in Sacramento August 15 – 19, I am really looking forward to it.


  2. i am loving your new abstract/nonobject paintings. I went back and read all of your posts on them as well as perused thru your other works. Thank you for being so honest in these posts. I have been lost since May, not knowing what my style is, maybe not liking my style, trying to paint like artists that I like. I told myself I am just going to paint, paint, paint without expectations and see what comes of it. I have not worked in the paint, paint, paint, but, reading your posts has helped me.

  3. Art, the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others.
    It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings.

    Your blog totally matches this definition and I promise I'll come back. I also suggest you check out this blog I just saw, I think it's great as well: Drawings Paintings Prints
    Will be coming back,

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