15 September 2012
Beauty on the First Day -- watercolor
The Beauty on the First Day is the first watercolor I've done in a LONG time that comes close to what I intended to say from the outset.
Rarely do my paintings work out as planned!
That, of course, is the wonder of being an artist. The painting you intend is always a journey to find!
Anyway, I envisioned this painting exactly how it turned out! Exciting!
The washes, background, palette, and freshness were all the qualities I was seeking from the start.
I feel gratified and rewarded!
I must admit-- the Chinese Lanterns painting was a bit of a struggle... and I had become discouraged with studio work.
Beauty also has psychological impact for me. It celebrates a small milestone in my life!
I am transisting to a new life...and thinking a lot about the saying... "the first day of the rest of your life...".
This painting depicts the BEAUTY on the "first day of the rest of my life"!
We should ALL celebrate victories.... however small.
Beauty on the First Day
35" h x 50" w
in progress but fairly close to completion