Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Watercoloring

Water-coloring is like life -- you do the best you can, but really, you have almost no control over the outcome. It's pretty much a one-shot deal.  It is the doing of it that is the real thing, not so much the outcome.  Finally, after most of a year, I have time to finish the painting I started late last summer at the Kostner's farm.  I love that Cottonwood tree overlooking the Ninnescah, and Tom and Sharon have been very kind about letting me paint on their farm, ever since I first painted their cows.  Yes, painted their cows -- that's a joke we share.  It's so much fun to say that to people.
I plan to do more painting this summer.  Like singing, it is a thing to do that takes complete absorption and unites body, senses, and soul.  The difference is that in music, a group of people are breathing together, sharing the same inspiration, you might say.  But painting is solitary.

Here is a video of Stella Canfield painting.  She is my Daaaaaahhhliing Bulgarian teacher.



5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful watercolor of the Kostner farm and a wonderful blog you have!

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  2. Thanks for the kind words.

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  3. Now that was just plain fun! What talent!

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  4. What fun to watch her talent at such a fast pace! Loved the street scene!

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  5. Stella is a beautiful painter and a beautiful person!

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