Just off Rt 100 in Killington, Kent Brook cascades and tumbles into Kent Pond.
Painting in the face of Nature can be mighty intimidating. There’s so much to consider. I suppose every artist develops a personal approach. My process and internal dialog usually goes something like this…
- “Wow, look at that. This could be a great painting!”
- “Hmm, that’s going to be a real challenge.” (Quickly followed by 100 real and imagined reasons not to paint.)
- “Well, I’ll just give it a shot anyway and see what happens.” (This is the most important step, BTW)
- The brush hits the canvas… “Jeez there’s no way I can do this beauty justice.”
- After the first few strokes… “Well, it’s not looking that bad. I guess I’ll keep going.” (Second most important step)
- Right about here the incessant internal chatter subsides. Thank goodness!
- Two or three magical hours suddenly go by.
- “Hey, what time is it? My shoulder is cramped, the mosquitos are out, I’m hungry, and it’s starting to get dark.”
- Stepping back….”Gee, that’s a pretty decent start. This could be a good painting. I’ll take it home to the studio and see what it looks like tomorrow.”
- Tomorrow: Repeat 1-10.
Size: 12X16 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on panel
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