Wednesday, October 7, 2009

River through Plainfield

I painted this as a demonstration for my landscape workshop that finished yesterday. When I teach, I'm always harping on the point that art is a process not a product, and that for even the most experienced artists, every painting is a touch-and-go experiment in coaxing form out of the nothingness of white paper or canvas.

7 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Well, I think you achieved great something-ness, here! This is gorgeous, color and reflections, especially!

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, Elizabeth!

Candy said...

This is lovely. The reflections are right on.

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks, Candy. I don't paint water very often, so trying to figure that out as I go!

Maggie Neale said...

Your paintings are a great visual, but your line"coaxing form out of the nothingness of white paper" blows me away. Thanks!

Carole Baker said...

I love this painting and also what you tell your students.... I'm copying this wisdom in my journal today. Thank you for sharing

lifeartist said...

You have such a wonderful sense of color. I am right in line with your philosophy about art being about process not product. If one pays attentiont ot the process the prodcut naturally follows. Everyone one produces a clinker or two. I am happy to have a 10% success rate.