When I arrived to my art group last week… called “Artists in Action”, I was as I so often am… between the problem of “what to paint” and my continual desire to learn something new. I had done so many ocean scenes and quite simply haven’t really liked any of them. If you scroll down through my blog you will see them. I most likely will be painting over all of them and reusing the canvases. I won’t delete the blog posts but I feel like I should. But not really because I am blogging to document my progression as an artist. Just about a year ago I joined the Artists in Action who paint together each week. I joined feeling intimidated because all of them have varying art degrees and years of experience. I jumped in and they have been so encouraging.
So this is Judy. She sits across from me. She is a watercolorist who works from her many sketchbooks filled with studies of people deer trees and whatever else lands in the park where she sits and sketches as her husband takes his daily walks. This is her beginning a watercolor painting as the artists are all still arriving and bustling with their exciting lives. The room was filled with light and the huge windows made the back wall a puzzle of shapes along with the wood easels.