Study 57: Art Resolutions-A deeper study

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study everyday for a year. Welcome to Study 57.

I have been generally under the weather and underperforming (at least in terms of this initiative). Life is inevitably messy and unpredictable. And that’s what’s been going on. Though I have not been adhering to my daily regime…not creating individual studies, I have been working on a deeper study. When I have felt decent over the last three weeks, I have been translating the umbrellas into a larger oil painting. This has been interesting because I have imposed certain standards on the finished piece–straight lines…at first blush, the antithesis of the fluid, calligraphic lines that are typically a hallmark of my work. This has required a focus on drafting techniques. A challenge in oil. I am enjoying the change in direction which I expect is only a temporary departure due to this piece.

As Easter is days away, it occurs to me that this is a rebirth, new beginning–a sign of possibility not realized. I like that.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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