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.