During the making of a painting, it’s easy to get pigeonholed into a certain style or look. As artists, we tend to paint for the collector based on what they desire from us instead of simply painting for ourselves. I have realized how important it is for our creativity to set up a painting and let loose. Escape from the monotony and switch up your style.
That’s exactly what I did with this painting. As I stood in front of my easel, I decided I wanted to have fun with it. I set up a vase with a new variety of roses called “lady of shallot” along with apples and grapes. This is a typical subject matter for me, but I used much different brush work and style.
I find that some of the best paintings I do is when I have no boundaries or preconceived notions of what is expected from me. It was an inspirational learning experience. This paining is a result of having fun one day and painting for myself.
This painting is on exhibit with the American Women Artists at the K.Newby Gallery in Tubac, Arizona.