Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Painting: Silent Sail

8 x 10 oil on stretched canvas

From time to time I share my paintings here on this site (to see more, check out my other blog here).  Of course in order to post a painting, I actually have to paint - which I have barely done since well before Freja was born.  Last week I got to sit down for bit and paint (thank you Dave).  Naturally, after nearly a year of very little painting, I decided to start in with something very different.  While sailboats are a normal subject matter for me, I seldom paint using a palette knife.  I find painting with a knife very freeing since the colors and general shapes are much more important then what you're actually painting.  This painting was actually inspired by a painting Hadley did recently using similar colors and a series of triangles. 

Painting for me is a completely absorbing experience.  It's is a chance to fully immerse myself in what I'm doing (unlike mothering, where even when I am actively engaged with children, I'm usually outnumbered and keeping track of several different things at the same time.  I am really hoping to get back to a little more painting shortly!

2 comments:

  1. So lovely to have a bit of time for the things you love just for your own sake!

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  2. Love the painting, and how nice to have some time to do it. Hope it happens again soon.

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