A Zen Place
14 x 12
Oil Pastel on Board
When my husband and I moved to Coarsegold, we delighted in exploring out new neighborhood. I'm always on the look out for new surfaces to paint on, such as, other peoples discards on trash pick up day. One day we were walking down our street. A house was under construction and I spotted construction materials left by the curb. One little board caught my eye. I especially liked the flow and patterns of this grainy composite board so I took it home. I knew it was going to be a painting, but not just them. Some months later I got a bright idea. I would use regular and irridescent oil pastels as my medium to highlight the patters in the board I left laying around my studio. What resulted is what you see.
Where do new ideas and inspiration come from? For months I had no plan to make use of the board but suddenly inspiration stuck. Where do you get your ideas? Let me hear from you.
Be sure to check out my new website at http://www.anitastoll.com/ .It was created by friend and fellow artist Kathy Holland and I am thrilled with it.