Mar 25, 2012

"Exploring Chimney Rock"


"Exploring Chimney Rock" 
 (4x4") - 201208 - SOLD

Don't forget my three day palette knife workshop from Wednesday, March 28th - Friday March 30th.  Orlando Florida, $325.  One spot left!
In case I haven't said it before, Lake Lure NC is a heavenly place. Maybe a bit touristy, but definitely still in touch with the beauty God blessed the region with. And because of all the tourists, there is a host of scenery that shows how human beings interact with nature. My tendency is to be drawn to what the children are doing, but the youthful wonder we adults have buried (perhaps) seems to really shine in these parts.  I don't notice this so much at the beach, so I hope to spend more time this summer somewhere in the mountains. This painting came together with ease, which of course is a treat since it doesn't always go that way. One key difference is that I used poppy seed oil as a medium instead of walnut oil. I had switched to the walnut about a year ago just to try it, and somehow forgot about how much better suited the poppy oil is for my small work.  It's a tad thinner and seems to mix with the paint more thoroughly, without the slight separation I get with the walnut. As I've said many times, my short attention span doesn't allow the luxury to spend more than an hour and a half. I lose the passion and instinct, and all perspective of what the painting needs in order to get to the heart and soul of the image.
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6 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this reads like a shot!

Bhavna said...

i think this is a wonderfull blog. The work posted touches the souls as an artist. The creative process had always brought happiness and given me a feeling of accomplishment, self – satisfaction and contentment. Now I
plan to successfully translate this passion into an exciting career and prays that this zeal for art can become a larger part of my life as I grow as an artist.

Nicole Hyde said...

So nice to see you back and posting your gorgeous artwork! :-)

Carmel Georgescu said...

Brilliant painting!

Dean H. said...

Love your exciting knife work, Sally!

Helder FC Vieira said...

Your wonderful paintings always reminds me John F Carlson lesson, quoted by Emile Gruppé in his color book: "Paint like a millionaire!"