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Sunday, January 4, 2009

New work - 2009


Landscape in red and blue, approx 7x9" - Oil pastel on illustration board

One thing I hope to do in the year ahead is experiment! Try new things. Play with techniques. Combine old ideas and create something different and new. An idea I've been turning over in my mind for awhile is "what might be" landscapes. Taking the known and putting a few twists to it to create a sense of the unknown and yet ... somehow a bit familiar all at the same time.

Of course, I have things to continue doing - things unfinished and still in process. More of the magnified botanicals are still out there - work yet to be done. More (I plan) of the whimsical fun stuff as well! I hope that 2009 will be a year of expanding and overflowing in multiple directions.

It would be easy to become discouraged in this time of economic slow down ... something that I believe has been felt quite noticeably amongst us in the visual arts community. But - be that as it may - during this lull, I hope to connect and learn and create and expand my own skills and abilities and ideas, bringing enjoyment - even if through the internet - to many viewers!

2 comments:

Deborah Ross said...

Helen, I can't wait to see what you experiment with this year.
Your cat paintings are so cute!

Chellesky said...

Superb to see you experimenting with new techniques.
So looking forward to following your artwork this coming year

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