The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is to simply train you how to make the small portion that soars.
Art and Fear, page 5, David Bayles and Ted Orland
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Old City Wall
It's been a month since I last posted! I have a good excuse, we've been on a cruise. My DH decided that to celebrate one of those milestone, decade birthdays we needed to do something I've wanted to do for a long time, a European cruise. We started in Southampton, England, stopped at all the Scandinavian ports and went as far north as St Petersburg, Russia. We were gone for two weeks and I think I could have stayed on that ship, Queen Victoria, for two weeks more. It was a trip of a lifetime. Ever since reading about Peter the Great and later, Catherine, I've wanted to see the fabulous palaces of St Petersburg and the Hermitage Museum. They more than lived up to their reputation; unbelievable opulence.
On the days that we were at sea there was opportunity to paint with an instructor and some other passengers. I had my own watercolor kit along so I painted the same pictures everyone else painted but mine were postcard sized instead of 8X10s. it was a wonderful way to spend afternoons at sea.
I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.