Saturday, January 4, 2014

Holding On!

Holding On                   10" x 8"          oil on linen panel
I hold the record this week for 'scrapers' and I was getting soooo frustrated that even cleaning the house seemed better! Ok, not really, but I just kept hacking away at it day after day and then the light dawned and the blinders came off! When I think back to why I was having such a bad time, it had a lot to do with not massing my shapes and every composition looked liked about 5 different ideas running into each other. At any rate, I like this one and I'm still holding on :)

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  1. Seems like there's a lot of that scrapping going on lately, Mary. Glad you finally got this beautiful keeper. It is delightful!

  2. Nice action pose, hold on, now I got it..,good to see you're back Mary.

  3. I bet your scrapers are better than most artists keepers. Funny how the more you know the harder it gets.
    This is a glowing example of your skill with water. Love it.

  4. Definitely "hold on" to this one, Marie!! I'd like to see what you considered scrappers. There would be a very helpful lesson in there somewhere.

  5. It is comforting to hear about your difficulty getting back into sync. You have a lovely painting here and so fresh and spontaneous. Thanks for sharing how you were able to work through it.

  6. This is beautiful, Mary! Perfect rocks!


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