Sunday, September 8, 2013

From Smart Phone to Smart Art

High Country Lilly Pond, 11 x 14, pastel on Pastelbord.
Wow, I've really gotten away from blogging. Maybe it was the heat or vacations or a setback with a blood disorder I have or maybe I lost my incentive or motivation. Whatever! I took a leave of absence which artist's too have a right to do. In my absence I traded in my three year old smart phone (which wasn't so smart anymore) for a new one. It's been an adventure for me . I don't have a grand kid living nearby to help me with it so I've been hounding the customer support folks. It's a good thing a new person comes on every time so they can't say "Oh No! It's her again". Glad of that. But it's been good for me going through the growing pains. I was reminded that I love learning whether it's a smart phone or in my art. I can and have put myself into my own box when it comes to art but like the cell phone it becomes not so smart anymore. With this painting, I went back once again to my old subject of lily ponds. It's been around five years since I last painted one. I discovered in the process some new thought processes,and some newer freedoms of expression that have taken place since I last journeyed there. I've also rediscovered my love for this subject matter. More to come.... Here are some older paintings I've done on the subject.
Purple Lillies, Yellow Pads, 18 x 24.
"Lilly Pond, Statue and Gardens", 18 x 24.
"Koi and Lilly Pond", 18 x 24.



  1. Welcome back! The lilly pad paintings are so beautiful! I love how you handle pastels!

  2. Your colors and lighting are terrific on your most recent work. The others are great, but this one is spot on.

  3. Glad to see that you're posting again, Anita!

  4. Ha! I just got a mini ipad and my oldest daughter set it all up for me with all kinds of apps...I don't know what i'll do once they are off to colleges out of state!!

    I especially love your top lily pad piece...just gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you Kathryn. I have great customer support which happens to be Verizon. They really don't seem to mind how often I call them.