Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day 14 of 100

I approached today's painting very very casually. Walked by the empty page and made some swipes. No conscious thought. Later, a few more swipes. Later, a little more color on top of what was there. Then a yellow wash . . . Halfway through, it just looked like mess. But at the end, I quite liked it.
And again, I really like the closeups.

This will be my last post for two weeks. I'm heading out to California--Big Sur. I've got 5 days all by myself at the beach, and then the rest of the time at a wonderful Bible conference, at a facility right on the ocean.

I have for so long wanted to take my paints to the ocean but never did, out of a feeling of profound inadequacy. Now, thanks in large part to the timing of Rowena's wonderful 100 in 100 project, I can't wait to sit at ocean's edge with my watercolors. I'm a devout reader, but am taking NO books with me. Mostly just empty art journals and writing journals. I will continue to do the 100 in 100 project. No clue how I'll post them all when I get home. I'll let that unfold.

For now, many thanks to all who visit here and leave me evidence of their visit. Your support and appreciation are honey to my heart.


Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

GO TO BED!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, I like your post. Love the close-up.


aquamaureen said...

I DID go to bed!!! :) But thank you for the reminder :)

Anonymous said...

I love your painting Maureen. The yellow sings to me!! Have fun on your trip and be safe!

Arlene said...

I love, love, love this one of yours, Maureen! Have fun at the ocean. I'm sure we'll see some breathtaking new images when you get home!

Lauren said...

Going to miss you while you're gone -- but ENJOY this wonderful get away. Can't wait to see what the ocean and this retreat inspires you...

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...


Awesome painting! :-) I really like the surety of line here. It looks like you are starting to have more confidence in yourself and this is a most happy thing! :-)

Enjoy your time at the various seas & oceans of your experience & I look forward to seeing you on your return! :-)

BB & GF! :-)