Thursday, September 07, 2006

My Next Watercolor





I already started thinking, while I was working on Peony Bouquet (see artwork below), about what my next painting would be. This for me is one of the hardest parts of a painting, deciding what to paint! I know other artists have this same problem as well, I have so many ideas and not enough time to paint them all. Then the issue of how you want your ideas to be painted comes up. Do I want to paint something on canvas, large or small?? What about on paper, I have several different sized watercolor blocks, maybe paper would be the surface of choice.

Sometimes I'm sure of what I want to do next or atleast I think I am, then the next day, I've changed my mind again. I feel I'll really never know what I"m starting next, until I sketch it out on my surface of choice. Once I get that far, I know I'm committed.

The above photos are ideas for my next painting. I got some really wonderful butterfly photos this summer, that I'm using for my inspiration. I take pictures constantly, in my own garden as well as out and about. The photos that I take and save, really help fuel my creativity all year long. I'm thinking my next painting has to be from one of the above photos but will it be on canvas or paper, how large or small will it be??? Those are the things I have to decide next.

2 comments:

judie said...

Hi Ruth. I found your blog thru the glitterartist site. Your peony painting is awesome! I originally came from the Hudson Valley too, Cornwall & Newburgh, but I'm a Florida transplant. Nice to meet you. Keep creating!

judie said...

Hi Ruth. I found your blog thru the glitterartist site. Your peony painting is awesome! I originally came from the Hudson Valley too, Cornwall & Newburgh, but I'm a Florida transplant. Nice to meet you. Keep creating!