Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hills and Valleys

Standing on Tradition
8x8, oil on panel
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This was painted several weeks ago, when crab apples were still in the stores. It is being posted now because, judging by the number of paintings wiped away this week, I've entered [cue dramatic music] a painter's block. Just finishing Carol's workshop on Friday and starting back into Laurel's class yesterday, this is frustrating! Jeepers - what terrible timing!! Okay, step away from the paintbrush. I know this is a natural part of the process. We have seen it before; it will pass. Repeat.
Oh yeah, the 'tradition' in the title? The 1940 edition of the Episcopal Hymnal. I'd probably do better practicing the piano this week than I am painting. Argggg.


Stephen Parker said...

This is really nice, Mitzi. The crab apple is especially amazing.

I didn't know you went to Carol's workshop, but that's great. So much new knowledge, so little time. Can't wait until you've had a chance to assimilate it. It's going to be terrific.

Gwen Bell said...

Love this composition, Mitzi! Beautiful!

RuTh said...

Wow! I really like this one! :)