Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Je Dessine (I Draw) Mondays: Music in the Garden

As I continue taking lessons from Sabrina, I am always surprised by what emerges by the end of my session. I always start out feeling a bit helpless. But once I take on the assignment for the day -- and say "no, no, no!" to that curmudgeonly critic in my head -- something kind of takes over. The thing I create is not necessarily outstanding on its own, but increasingly I see how it's all part of the process of learning how to paint and draw.
This painting is from a photo of Sabrina's granddaughter. The background was a plain wall, so Sabrina told me to fill the background with something else. Something else? My imagination is not that broad or great! So I sat kind of stumped and looked out the window to a bright fall day. In a bit my gaze lingered on a pot of begonias on Sabrina's porch. OK --why not that? Perhaps that will solve the background -- ahem -- problem. And maybe it will. It's a start. But I'm sure something else will emerge in this painting. So maybe next week.


  1. I love the colors- has a Tuscan look, V.

  2. Thanks, Chrissy! Color is my "best friend" I think!

  3. Love the dynamic feel. Things are rolling and tumbling and shaking. Very nice!