9×12 original pastel on sanded paper, matted and framed, $175 plus shipping

Loose paintings look effortless, but the practice of looseness is an arduous and painstaking process.  The more I draw, the higher my confidence level, and the looser I can get.  When I am working on a commissioned painting in which I have someone to please, my arm gets tight, tensions rise and I get stage fright.  Fear is ferocious at times.  The only way to cut through fear for me is to get back to drawing my impressions of the world.  Then when I get to the easel and introduce color, the task is less daunting.  Freedom ebbs and flows.  It is a process but I can’t think of anything I’d rather do.

1 thought on “Hydrangea

  1. So beautiful-you made it look effortless!!! Love, love, love it! One of my most favorite flowers!!

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