In a recent post on our website entitled, "Thought of the Day", I mentioned that it had been a year since I had painted anything and I explained why I had trouble getting started on something new. In this post, I also mentioned that I had finally started a new painting and that I was excited to see what it would look like when it was done. So, here is.
This painting is entitled, "Rusty Latch on an Old Cottage Door". I used a photograph that I took back in 2010 as my inspiration. Jim and I were on a photography workshop in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and I took a shot of a beautiful blue cottage door. I loved the colour and the texture and it reminded me of the times I spent as a child at a relative's cottage. I loved going to their cottage. Pancakes for breakfast, boat rides, fishing and swimming in the summer. Ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter. Many happy memories.
Glad you are painting again. I really like your blue hinge. I suspect you have had other creative endeavors in the meantime. Painting involves getting materials ready as well as having a space and time and the motivation. By cartooning on my iPad, I no longer need the drawing room, paper, pencils, pens and markers. It’s just a stylus and an iPad now. Of course, they’re pretty simple too. When we became Facebook friends, it said we had 17 mutual friends and I assume we’re connected through the Truro Art Society. Hope to get up to Joy Laking’s talk on Monday. Cheers, Neil
Thank you very much for your kind words. I have had several creative endeavours in the meantime. I have spent a lot of time on my photography, getting our website up and running and writing several articles for our blog. I have also spent a lot of time doing research for articles. My husband and I are both retired and I think that we may be busier now; however, we are busy having fun.
Jim and I are both members of the Truro Art Society. I may have met you when I first joined the group. The TAS meetings were held in the French School. I think I joined in 2006/2007. Jim and I had a solo show last October which included our photography and my paintings.
We have IPads as well. I just started drawing two days ago with the IPad App Paper 53. I’ve had it for awhile but haven’t spent a lot of time using it. I started an exercise in the mornings upon waking up. I wait for an idea and then I start drawing. Thought it may be a good way to flex my creative muscles.
We plan to attend the TAS meeting and Artist Talk on September 25th. Perhaps we will meet each other there?
Thanks again for your kind words.
love this piece Judy! the colour is magnificent, and the composition is utterly simple. The light swirl around the rusted rectangular shape is perfect