Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Neighbourhood, Iris Garden 2

Neighbourhood, Iris Garden 2, 11" x 14" oil on canvas
Ahhhhh back to the easel after a holiday break from painting, and a trip north to visit family and friends.  Thinking about the balance between doing the same thing everyday with the intention of improvement, like in the case of daily painters who paint and post everyday, and how while it seems like a good idea, i notice that whenever i take a break and come back to it, my painting somehow benefits.   It seems the same with other things, ie" a daily excersize routine, when does something good for you becomes in need of a "refresher"?, a new approach, something added or changed.?  What is the difference between habit and skill I wonder?  With painting, and maybe other things in life, good habits are a good foundation but must be examined regularly.  well so much for thoughtful musings..the weather beckons! sunshine!

2 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

Your work is beautiful. Great job portraying light. So glad you stopped by my blog so that I could fing your lovely work. Good luck with all!

coral may said...

Hi Carol.Thankyou! I have been admiring your work..nice paint handling. Happy painting in 2011! I love the new year like a fresh canvas.