October 3, 2018

Finding a Style

I’ve had my necessary blogging vacation and am back with something I haven’t done in about 35 years, acrylic painting on canvas. This started as a realistic rendition of a cabin in the woods with a footbridge, but many attempts and much Gesso later, I decided tedious realistic tiny brush strokes are definitely not for me! Faced with an 11x14" blank canvas yet again, I switched gears to a scene in my mind of water and sky applying the paint quickly and loosely. I just hoped it would look like something in the end. It’s definitely not realism, but I’m happy enough with the impression it gives. 


9 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

Looks nice Barbara. Glad you're back. Hugs-Erika

jinxxxygirl said...

Look who's back!!!! Hi Barbara!!! What a lovely painting. I think you did a marvelous job! I posted a finished painting this week too. Feels good to finish something doesn't it? !! Hugs! deb

Gene Black said...

It makes me long for the ocean - so I think you achieved something good.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I almost had tears in my eyes to see you are back. Now my face has a huge smile. I took a painting class once. It was a joke for me, but honestly it probably did not have the best teacher for people with no painting talent like me. I hope you had fun with this piece because it brings a peaceful feeling. I think it needs a bird. lol
xx, Carol

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful Barbara! Great to see you back- I have missed you! Big hugs Susi

Debra said...

It's lovely! Well done! I hope you will continue with this. I struggle with painting from my head with nothing for a reference. Looks like you don't!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

SO glad to see you back blogging. I've really missed you. This is an incredible painting. You have a genuine gift, Barbara.

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful.....you are so talented. Is this easier on your hands?

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

It's relaxing to look at it. Very lovely, Barbara!