Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12
Night Time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12View at Strand Center for the Arts Plattsburgh, NY

Monday, January 23, 2017

Yet another mini challege

Paul of Saratoga Pastel unfinished 14x11
I was nominated by Joann Quinlivan to post 7 paintings in 7 days on Saturday. I just posted my first painting, a piece - unfinished, a product of a one day workshop with another pastel and oil painter Corey Pitkin, which I participated in this January.

Having a model for a whole day is a delicious novelty and still - it is not enough time. Exploring deep shadows and strong bone structure with a little bit of a hazard- the paper was not as smooth as I usually work with - I was able to disappear into the work.

I need to dive in more consistently to my work. It is a healing strengthening process, quite necessary for the peace I need in my mind.

I won't pretend to change the world with my art, just record the beauty as a I see it. There is  plenty of beauty out there in spite of the fierce political wind. I will go after as best I can. It is what I do.

Artliveslong, D