Friday, June 17, 2011

Lose what's precious

 A cheap, dry brush was my tool of destruction for a section of the foreground grass. Once I lost it, I was able to see past the grass to the marsh behind and open it up more with bits of green and pink and more grayed violet. Did I gain new strength in this painting when I was willing to lose something precious?

8 comments:

Eden Compton said...

Beautiful painting Katherine! Love the colors!

SamArtDog said...

Your 2 recent workshops have definitely left their "mark". It's a whole new world. And you've been making new pastels as pretty as jewels. Gorgeous!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

When you first talked about losing something precious I almost wrote you to say 'stop' don't do a thing. But, this is gorgeous and obvious losing something precious worked beautifully. Awesome job. Also .. I love the colors used ... This really does look like Oysterville.

Casey Klahn said...

The path is a success, and the added pinks are just right. Also, the dark areas work well for me.

Nice easel tailing pastels! Now, I want to go make some!!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Eden! Thank you for commenting from your gorgeous sailboat!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam -- you're right. My mind is a swirl of new ideas and an infinite variety of new things to try. What happened with your black acrylic over sand colored paper?

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Nancy -- losing something precious is nerve-wracking for sure. Thanks for the comments about the Oysterville feel!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Casey! I was listening while you were talking.