Going to the Carol Marine workshop was probably the best thing I have done for myself in a very longtime. The week was exceptionally organized and presented by Carol. I left with a clarity and drive to get back to work that I haven’t felt in a very longtime. Her preparation and work ethics resonated with how I used to work, and how much I want to work again. As a group we were amazed by Carol’s daily demo’s and thoughtful critiques of our work. While I left knowing I did not want to pursue still-life as a subject matter for myself, leaving with a drive to create again was utterly priceless.
After waffling for sometime about what to paint, I vowed to allow myself to paint whatever is in front of me. I have files and memories of gorgeous places I’ve been, horses I’ve met and things around me daily. I now try to leave little thought to the story about what do I do, but just get to work. When my son returned to school and I finally had steady days back at the easel again. I wiped off my first couple days of work, but sure enough, it started to come together. What I feel is a result of consistent practice back in the paints and renewed confidence.
Lastly, I am in the works of updating my web presence. It will take some time, however all the new works above, can be found with a click on the image, or under a new category called ‘Landscapes’ on my Etsy page. Thank you!