Visual Art is a beautiful language using the elements of art. It is universally spoken and invites the view into the artists world. A painter and art instructor for many years, I also enjoy writing, nature, family and friends. Take a peek into my studio; see what is on the easel, read my thoughts and tips, explore how faith, art, and life converge. The world of art is fun, challenging, exhausting and renewing all at the same time!
A little more added to the sky and the water. Still finding my way through this - finding it a bit overwhelming in size... But reminding myself that this is how a painting often unfolds - inch by inch, brushstroke by brushstroke with a lot of uncertainty!
Painting a landscape - or any work of art - is truly a process.
There are many preliminary steps in the creation of a painting - and there are many steps of just plain work to get it made. All of it totals many hours of thinking, of applying one's knowledge, of working with pencil, of adjusting, and then - finally - working with brush and paint.
For several months now, this painting has been moving from concept to beginning stages. I'd like to say its moved beyond beginning stages, but really ... it hasn't!
Its large -- 2'x3'. And, it has taken a lot of thought, sketching, planning, and waiting for things to dry before I can move on. I hope to have more finished soon, though I know this is one that will take time to complete.
That's what I've been up to here - that, and some drawing. All related to this painting!