Thursday, February 21, 2008

Real and Imagined

Country Walk

Maybe it was artists block but today was one of those days where not a lot has been achieved. I did a bit of work on a number of paintings but did not get to finish any.

I had no sooner started on one when the mood left me and I discarded it for another, finally I decided that I was not enjoying my painting and called it a day.

Some days though painting is sheer enjoyment and this is one I had a lot of fun doing. I could just let creativity take over and painted whatever came into my head. Its pretty much like my banner painting, once I started nothing could interrupt me until I was finished.

When I get like that time has no meaning and I just lose myself doing what I enjoy most. I titled this water colour " Country Walk" it is unframed 9 x 12 inch (310 x 220mm)

Lilly Hopper
In keeping with my bird theme the "African Jacana" or "Lilly Hopper" with its long delicate legs and toes, seems to defy nature as it hops from one flimsy Lilly leaf to the next. Found throughout Zimbabwe, Mozambique, parts of Namibia and South Africa.

An unframed Water colour painting W: 465mm x H: 270mm W: 18" x H: 11"


Susie said...

The days where its a block are tough, I love being creative and it gets quite annoying when you just can't get in the groove. I recently did a sketch for a client and it gave me fits.. talk about frustration! But it did finally turn out, after I got another photo, the shading in the first photo was awful.. couldnt get none of it correct.

Sue Ellen Cowan said...

Caroline, we all have days like that. I just stopped by to thank you for your kind comments on my website Paintworks. Your artwork is wonderful and I have subscribed to your feed. Fortunately the blocks do not last long and you will be back at it again soon! You can also visit me at which I have named ArtBistro

TheRagtreeCompany said...

I think your work is so beautiful. I love the colors: you make them seem to ALIVE.

Jaya said...

Ooooo, I LOVE the 'Country Walk' painting. Excellent!

LadyBanana said...

Love the Country Walk... wonderful, as is you blog header, that really lured me in to look further :)