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Spring Refresh

Spring has sprung!  It's time for new beginnings - watching the flowers bloom and seeing the wild variety of new greens from the grasses to the oaks that assault our senses (including our sinuses!).  It is also a good time for thinking about new beginnings in our paintings.  Time to refresh!!

Instead of new goals or giant leaps of change, take this time to blossom forth by making small changes or choices. 

When people paint, frequently we get caught trying to "do it all".  Instead, take this time to "refresh" - focus on one idea or one aspect in painting or drawing. 

Try focusing on learning a new technique, a new color scheme, strengthening values, or your composition?  Ask yourself "what is this painting/drawing about?"  Instead of trying to do it all, pick one.  And for your next painting or two, just for now, focus on learning/practicing that one area you feel you need to work on the most.

And of course, don't forget to Have Fun! 

Rufus, 6 X 6", oil on board


I painted "Rufus" on a day that I was enjoying working on the direction of my brush strokes.

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So sweet!!

April 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

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