When was the last
time you took a vacation? I take one every couple of days.
Let us see what the
synonyms for vacation are.
Vacation: recess, holiday, time off, time devoted, pause, rest, break, breather,
respite, furlough, leave, escape, retreat, recuperation, trip, travel, explore,
freedom, interruption, release, voyage, recreation and sightseer.
Hey, these sound
good to me! When I paint, I feel these words of vacation are what I do. I can
only keep my thoughts on the next brush stroke, the next line of importance,
the flow of color across the page, the blending of pigment as it makes new
adventures on my surface. I am taken away from the concerns of life. I find pleasure
in the creative process.
If you have been in
need of a vacation, a time away from the concerns of life take a vacation and
We as artist have a
wonderful opportunity; we can take a vacation for a few moments or for a long
period of time without even leaving our studio! Get out your brush and enjoy
moments of pleasure.
In Pocatello I taught a two day " Large Petal Watercolor Workshop" using large area methods of painting and glazing for smooth luminous petals. Artists learned about applying watercolor to make clean washes of color for a glowing floral. We also worked on color theory to apply to future paintings. We had a great time learning, laughing and taking painting skills to the next level. What a wonderful, talented group of artist....I look forward to working with them again.