Friday, August 14, 2009
Inspired by Ann Blockley
Home--- is there a nicer word in the English language?
After unpacking and doing a few chores, I put the ripest figs on the stove to bubble and simmer into preserves. I watched a really fabulous DVD by Ann Bockley, as I love her looser style. She reminds me of Janket Rogers - another artist whose style I admire -- and so instead of turning in at a reasonable hour, I played with a few ideas from Ann.
While I didn't achieve the spontaneity Ann does, some of the lost and found edges, highlights, and approach seemed to work. I'm not entirely pleased with my colors though, and this needs, I think, a bit more hard edges here and there -- but overall, I think it's an approach I will enjoy learning as I practice a bit more.
I so enjoy learning new ways of painting - and find DVDs a great way to review over and over ideas that appeal to me. And it's funny, no matter how often I replay them, I learn something each time, hear something I didn't before, or observe that elusive 'something' that I've been searching for.
We're in for a weekend of rain, and I'm glad for the restive quiet it gives me. I've one more intense week, then things should even out a bit more.
Hope your day is filled with peace!