Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Journey Continues

Heron Pond Glow
10 x 15
Pastel on Canson Paper

Referring to my blog of January 8th you will see the the first two legs of the journey this painting took.  It happens to me from time to time that I pronounce a painting done before its time. I get an uneasy feeling and the thought enters my mind that the piece has more of a story to tell. Slowly at first, the idea begins to build in my mind until I reach a point where I can't stand it. Curiosity drives me to continue on. All I knew was that I wanted to increase the warm areas and in general give the painting as a whole  more punch. I guess you could say that I wanted to change the mood of the painting yet another time. I'm allowed to do this. As an artist, I have permission to practice my artistic license. Do you?

Moody Heron II

Moody Heron


  1. My compliments! So moody and the composition works beautifully.

    I also admire the way you have a series, here.

  2. Thank you so much. I appreciate your comments.
    I love your work. You inspire me.

  3. How beautiful. Good results from moving forward!

  4. Thank you Katherine. It can be risky, but I know that I must honor my intuition when it calls out in a whisper at first then becomes louder and louder.