Hope you enjoy this photo of my face and this half finished painting. I have @illeniummusic on repeat to help me get lost in the process (and also drown out the sound of my kids running in and out of the house constantly).
You might have seen in my stories today that I haven’t been around for the last month — not because I’m taking a nice break from social media, or have been traveling, or any other good/legitimate reason. It’s simply because I haven’t felt like painting. Sometimes this happens, and I try to take it in stride and mostly let myself have that creative break. But today I told myself that it’s also okay to dig my heels in and pick up my paintbrushes even when I would rather do x-y-z. I honestly felt like a robot getting my paints out. No motivation, no inspiration, just putting one foot in front of the other. Today I did NOT #doitfortheprocess — I did it to get one step closer to finishing this painting. I love the accomplishment of completing a painting and being truly happy with my work. So that’s where my head is at currently. Just thought I’d pop on and share. Anyone else currently in a creative funk?
Nothing profound to say today. Sometimes it’s fine to just enjoy the process and not think too much about it.🤓
This painting turned out to be incredibly difficult to photograph. The changing light from morning to afternoon would give it a unique cast, which made it challenging to capture accurately. But in a sense that is fitting, since my work is all about the changing light. I’m *actually* obsessed with finding perfectly cast shadows and dramatic skies. I have been known to stop the car on many occasions to get out and snap a photo of the same set of hills, just to capture that particularly perfect light. So here is one of MANY photos of this painting — I finally had to just list it to my shop because I could be taking photos of it forever trying to get it “right.”
“We’ve Been Here Before” // 24x30 // acrylic on canvas // framed in raw maple
Oh hey, these two are available in my shop right now. “Steadfast” and “Light Overcomes”, both 6x8 and framed in raw maple floater frames. You can find them at the link in my bio.🌿
Mood.🌥🍃⛰ Instead of spending a long time getting a larger collection together, I’ll be adding a few pieces at a time to my shop as they are finished. Keep an eye out for this one next week.🤙
Can’t stop painting these Ashland hills. This one is almooooost there. Might change the sky to look more gray rather than blue.
This one is done. I think. It’s a bit darker than my usual, so I’m not sure if I should lighten it up a bit or leave the moodiness as is.
So I have some new landscapes in my shop (after almost a year)!😅 Not all are pictured here. Some are from 2018, and some are from 2019. Most are small scale works on paper, but there are a few bigger ones as well. One is a print, and the rest are originals. All of them represent my journey of trying to capture the mystery and beauty of the land. I’m still on that journey, and each piece teaches me something about myself, paint, the earth, and the Creator. Thank you all for following along and supporting me in my work. I don’t take it for granted.⛰