Sunday, April 28, 2013

Owyhee River Painting
Like I promised, here is the finished painting of the mountain that I painted on the Owhyee River. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did painting it.

Art as a Mini Vacation

 Linda Aman-Aman Arts

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 create.

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.


Linda is an artist and instructor who lives in Star and teaches in her studio. She also teaches in other locations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. You can visit her website at or email for more nformation.              © Linda Aman May 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Owyhee River Painting

A day painting on the Owyhee River!!! It was exhilarating to paint the mountain behind me. I will soon post the finished painting.

Pocatello Large Petal Watercolor Workshop

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.