Saturday, August 13, 2011

What is The Perfect Time to Paint?

Morning Light Play
12 x 16,
Pastel on Paper from Canson's new Earth Tones Art Pad

I am captivated by light especially early morning and early eventing light. I love the way the it plays in and out of shadows. Its tantalizing qualities captivate me. For me, this is what inspiration is all about. So I painted this work because I loved the light. But not right away after taking the photo.This is a scene from one of my early morning walks around Heron Lake last spring. The time was not ripe for me to paint until now. Why, I do not know exactly but upon return from a trip to Lake Tahoe a little over a week ago, I knew it was the right time. I was ready to embrace it and paint it with gusto. Is there a right time to paint a particular painting? Is there a wrong time? What's your opinion?


  1. For me it is exactly the same. One knows when it is the right time. Beautiful painting!