Monday, November 17, 2008

Moving On






"Single Lily"  
Oil on Canvas
9x12
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This year my goal has been to get out of the studio and share my paintings with the world.  It's been a steep learning curve for me.  And at times, it's been uncomfortable.  I've achieved some important goals:  updating my website, having business cards printed, having postcards to my show printed, sending out invites and showing up for my first show, sending handwritten thank you notes out and jumping into the blogosphere.  Whew.  

I'm happy at this point.  And I'm deeply grateful for all the support from family and friends during this process.  But now it's time to get back to work.  Get back to the original reason for painting oil on canvas.  It's time to listen and reflect.  What shall I paint next?  What new direction ?  That will take a little bit of time.

In the meantime, I enjoy reading other artists' blogs and visiting their websites. It gives me inspiration.  I appreciate the generous souls who share their knowledge of the arts and give tips on how they achieve their own goals.  To them, I say thank you.

5 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

This is a wonderful painting. I love the single note - so beautiful. Glad you came onto the blogging scene or I would have missed seeing your work - I hope you keep us posted on your furture paintings.

Maggie Latham said...

Your painting speaks for itself!
I too echo your sentiments about thanking other artists who blog ......for sharing so much. Not just technical information, but the outpouring of spirit and energy of their daily thoughts and creative process. I used to be very active on some of the major art positing on line chat groups…but these days much prefer to read the bogs of artists whose work I admire.

Thea said...

Thanks for the comment.Love your work to. I just thought to myself that the blog helps me to grow & listern to other peoples comments. Not easy to sit at home & paint all by yourself. There are different songs @ the end of the blog in the playlist, could have been..

Susan said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Jeffrey W. Phillips said...

I love the balance you've got going on with this composition, Janelle. The variation of greens and that solitary white flower are so strong; very fresh and beautiful.