Friday, October 3, 2008

Make Art

Chute Pond, oil 6 x 8", plein aire

Sometimes I wake up in the morning, and all I can think about is doing art. I love it...truly love it. If I didn't have to work, I would be one of those scruffy looking artists...who didn't look as if they changed clothes in a while...full of paint and obsessed with my current project, or dreaming about the next one, or the one after that! I LOVE looking at nature, walking, driving. I see HUNDREDS of paintings in my head as I pass by. In the precious moments when I can stop and create, I feel like I've discovered a treasure, blessed in the fact that I have the time to stop and try and capture my find on paper or canvas.

Last night it was the first frost in the Northwoods. This morning as I awakened under two blankets, I found my backyard covered with shimmery silver frost. I don't think my summer flowers will be around for long. My herbs will need to be harvested tonight!

This weekend is supposed to be glorious---warm, sunny. I will be out there painting more fall colors. Housework? What is that???? It's going to be a painting weekend for me!!!

8 comments:

Illustrations by Tom said...

I kie the way you did your tree. You can see the roundnest of the tree. Geat job well done
Tom K.




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kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful painting - very nice angle and composition, and I love the way the color of the tree contrasts with the darker forest!

Lynn said...

This is beautiful, Nancy! I love the way the background compliments the whiteness of the tree.

trish said...

I love the detail in your tree trunks and all the great greens in this painting. Looks like a great place to live.

Lisalou said...

You said what I feel. Dontcha just hate when work gets in the way of art?! I will start following your blog.
Lisa

Anita Davies said...

I feel the same...Enjoy your weekend!

Monette Satterfield said...

What eye catching trees! You must live in a lovely area- with frost already! We won't see that, if at all, until Jan or Feb.

Thanks for explaining your sketchbook and illustrated journal at the sketchbook post. That's a great way to work.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hi Nancy - found you through your comment on my flower sketchbook - thanks. Really enjoyed your tree composition and the soft greens. .. but more than that your text. We sound so alike with our love of nature and seeing a painting in every glance... but me being retired I have all the time in the world - oh yes??!! Liked your film choices in your profile - we must both be romantics - always watch Wizard of Oz every Christmas. Glad to meet you our there in Wisconsin and me over here in East Anglia. .