Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year.
After years of observing my behavior and thought processes, I understand that there needs to be “space” in my life for me to create. Those spaces have opened up again lately after several months of being shut out while I moved as fast as I could to keep up with life. Space and the technicolor world that is early summer–both account for this weekend’s creative surge.
Saturday morning after a pounding storm, I was up early and determined to do more Mt. Muchmore garden painting. This time, the north bed. The one with the most color and interest in composition. I sat and worked expecting to be chased off by another storm that never came. I worked for probably an hour. Maybe 90 minutes — until it became muggy and the bugs started chewing. At first I thought I’d return to the painting later. Work on the background and some detail in the rock house foundation. But I find I like the way the focus stays on the garden with the rest slightly undefined and out of focus. Patches of color that remind me of Cezanne only in pastel. I become more fond of it each time I look at it. The essence of my garden is in it and, so , will live on.