Thursday, February 21, 2019

Flower Still Life, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on Panel, Palette Knife Painting, SOLD

Today I painted a flower.


I have been struggling with my painting, for a full year now.  I have never been able to establish a routine in the studio, since we packed our bags, and moved to the mountains.  I thought I was over painting.  I found no joy in it.  In fact, everything I struggled to paint, seemed more like a duty and I found it frustrating.

But now, we have been back at the beach for three months.  It took awhile. First the holidays got in the way, but after the first of the year, I started to regain my love of spending my days in the studio. 

Maybe it was the inspiration of the long walks on the beach, or maybe  it was being back with my art buddies again.  Whatever..........I am thrilled and anxious to smear paint across canvas again!

It is such a JOY!!!



hmuxo said...

Loose and beautiful Carol. I really like this still life....

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Carol, I am glad you are back on track and enjoying painting again. I seem to be on that same train that's been derailed from painting for way too long. My grandson moved out to his own apartment and I've begun putting a studio back together for myself (I had turned the studio into a bedroom for him for almost 4 years). I'm hoping there is inspiration right around the corner for me as well. I'll be giving away a lot of my smaller art again this year in my big yard sale to make room for new creations. Enjoy your day. Paint on!