Friday, October 30, 2009

Building Project

Building Project
October 27, 2009
Oil on Board
$300.00 CAN
'Building Project' is a painting that I did for the www.differentstrokesfordifferentfolks.blogspot.com website. I encourage you to check it out. I am amazed at how many artists participate. It is a great way to stumble across artists.
I haven't posted anything for October, but this post. It is because my life has been in upheaval. I had been working on the large painting of my daughter and the above 'Building Project' painting until I was forced out of my studio for two weeks. This painting and the classes I teach, and of course my family and friends, have really helped me through this tumultuous life transition. I cannot say thank you enough to all of you.
Usually I do not choose architecture as a subject matter in my paintings, so it was a good project to do. It is good to try things you usually wouldn't, you tend to learn something from the process. Through this painting I just bathed in the process and experience of it, since the subject matter doesn't truly interest me. I focused on what does interest me -paint. Looking at color, line, shape, texture, value, etc.
While I was away from the studio I kept my mind in the ring by checking in on artist blogs and keeping the inspiration flowing. I thought about painting all the time and knew that one day I would be back with brush in hand. Here I am with brush in hand. With life in front of me. With new energy and light. Oh, the sweet smells of oil paint! Moving forward! Onward and Upward! Onto another Building Project.

4 comments:

Terri Buchholz said...

When Karin posted this challenge, I gotta say, I didn't see much potential in the subsequent product as something I would want to look at hanging on my walls. Your adaptation is one of the exceptions. The subtle cool and warm mix is very pleasing.

Daphne Congo said...

thank you so much. Your words are very encouraging.

Karen Appleton said...

I so understand the wonderful smell of oils again. I am so sorry for your upheaval and time away from painting. I know how difficult this can be. This painting didn't suffer from the upheaval though, it is wonderful, the colors and structure I love.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Your version of this is superb!