Tuesday, September 04, 2007
It's been a restive weekend with a busy visit with the grands. Spent some time working on watercolors....with results that I'm especially thrilled about.
I feel like I'm in a bit of transition, art-wise. I've moved to using watercolor paper, though I find even that (Arches 140#cp) buckles--but it does take quite a bit of abuse! And so I'm getting used to that.
But more, I have these images in my mind, visions of other artworks I admire that I wish to emulate, but find myself unable to duplicate their techniques or results. Frustrating. I recognize that I've been in this spot before ... many times, actually. And I have to admit, difficult as it is, that there often comes from it a bit of growth, something added to my own work from all the concentration, and 'thinking' and 'searching' and 'figuring out.'
In the meantime, I'll keep up my daily practice and 'try' to keep my frustrations at a minimum while I work thru this period.
And I"ll keep praying for rain!