I thought i was the only artist who wasn't painting trying not to let anyone find out. :) So glad i dropped by Suzanne. Nice to see some of your work again and read some posts. Your lady bug paintings popped up and i sure enjoyed seeing them, also the caterpillar. I have a thing for insects. Good title for your painting. There is joy there! Hope all is well. Lovely to visit. Now i'm going to darken my studio door. You've inspired me. :)
Oh dear what a spot on post! Inspirational. Thank youAnd Ross joins in with words I know all too well..."not let anyone find out."Kismet. The photo above of your painting is exactly the project I have next on a drawing I'm trying to finish. I keep telling myself...oh just wrinkle a tissue and draw it already! I will, but using paper. :)
I'm sure its a seasonal thing Suz as I'm going through the same right now. I'm trying to push out of it, but its hard. I'm doing little pieces here and there and sketching but my heart's not in it as it usually is. I hope it changes soon as I left a full time job to do this! I know real inspiration is close at hand. I can feel it stirring. I wish the same for you.
Dearest Suz,,, mommy and me are feeling those feelings too,, they will blow off into the distance when we least expect it,,, is what were told.We love those beautiful wrinkles- that you painted they look so soft and fluffylovetweedles
Good golly, Suz! I think this is just stunning!! The colors, the depth and texture of the cloth...spot on perfection. You continue to amaze me, my friend.
I love "Joy"! And I think, too, that just 'keeping your hand in... to a point, is a good thing. There WILL be that delicious moment when you feel the muse arising and can't WAIT to get to the easel. It will happen. xoxo
Well done Suzanne! This is a wonderful study on folds...not an easy painting!
Artists ache when they lose the muse...but your muse will return in full power, she's just taking a long extended break. In the meantime, watch art DVDs, look through art mags, drink some nice tea or coffee and watch the birds outside your house, and remember, we're all in this together, Suz and we're rooting for you all the way! By the way, whether you 've painted this before or not, it's is very beautifully done :) Have a good weekend.
Recently I have been sketching more instead of painting so much. It's like painting "lite" for me. Setting out paint is just so much work! hahaha---picking up a pen or pencil so much less work and still very satisfying. You did an outstanding job of those folds. You like a challenge for sure. :)
Loving this painting!
I think there was something in the air - it seems so many of us felt it. I DO think you've especially had a reason or two to feel less than enthusiastic. But that ole magic well return! Hugs
This is a fun painting to look at... the ins and outs of the folds are comforting and interesting. I can identify with your painting struggles, dear Girl. It's not fun to force oneself to pick up the brush, but it is still good to do so. I hope the joy of working becomes a regular experience soon.
Your visits to my blog and the comments you leave here are an integral part of my creative process. They are helpful, supportive and well, let's face it, they feel really good! If I don't thank you personally, please allow me to thank you in advance for taking the time to stop by and leave your thoughts, they mean so much!