Thursday, October 30, 2014

Maine Tiny Autumn Series

3 3/4" X 4 1/2 ", watercolor on hot press paper with Prismacolor

Tiny landscape on paper scrap, 
part of the ongoing Maine landscape series...
A little reality, a little improvisation, 
done just for the fun of drawing & painting & Feeling
places that I love, in seasons that I love.

When does a series become plain repetition? 
I think it has a life of its own.
By continuing to draw my little autumn vignettes, 
I get to extend my immerson into places that make me happy.
When it starts becoming rote repetition & a process
in which my soul is not present, then a voice says,
 "It's time to explore something else, my friend."
But for now, it's time for autumn on the coast of Maine.

12 comments:

  1. Enchanting . . . and wouldn't they look great in one of the accordian-type books you know how to do, mm? xx

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    1. Exactly, Sharon, just what I had in mind! (How did you know? :o)

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  2. So true..

    There is a beach I love and the first few years I visited..I tried to capture it..but..in it's grandeur..it is simple....so lately..I just admire it..
    All your Maine artwork are different..the colors..the movement..I think you find new in all you LOVE.

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    1. LOVE the thing, isn't it?? Just being in a place, without doing anything at all is also so wonderful, n'est-ce pas, Monique?

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  3. I love the idea of using art to "extend my immersion into places that make me happy." Beautiful!

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  4. As usual, I love to loose spontaneity.

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  5. I am so glad it hasn't become a repetition because I am enjoying seeing these lovely fall scenes. Have a super day.

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  6. I like how you explain your sketch series. One can get immersed in a subject and while in that zone swoop up all that gives oneself a mystical feeling. Than one comes to a slow down of the subject and it is put aside. Until -- the subject grabs you again be it autumn, barns, colors, gardens, folks or what have you. Good post --- barbara

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  7. I think this is true. I find it also with photography. At first it seems like repetition, but each new look at a familiar theme brings subtle variations, and collectively these viewpoints have a lot to say. Especially when the process brings so much joy!!!

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  8. I am fascinated by your art which seems to flow effortlessly from your tools. I love hearing about your "process" which is all just magical to me.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  9. Look into that Book Arts class at USM. Agree with Creech. Yes, they'd find a home there.

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