Saturday, May 10, 2014

Remember those paintings that didn't mean much when you painted them? I found this gem in my file and my adventures on Hog Island in ME last summer flooded into the present. What duck was it? I'll find it in the bird book just as I would find the real duck, but the experience is what its really is about!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

This is not a new watercolor but one I discovered in my archives-so timely for spring. The wood thrushes are out and about Vermont woods and by streams.
Are you having trouble seeing this bird? I did when I was ten feet away from the actual nest and bird. I painted what I saw and let the image be.
Paintings are about so much more than one person can imagine and wasting time figuring out if it is a good painting totally misses the point. Keep paintings to tell you more each time you see it.