Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Taking up Fishing

This was painted on black gessoed masonite.  I limited my strokes and applied the paint with gentle pressure.  It gave me a different effect and feel for what oil paint can do.  Typically I'm pushing the paint around, applying it like butter, or spreading it with a palette knife.  Love it all. .  
     Thought I'd share how I got the title for my blog.  As I mentioned in my profile, I was a teacher.  I loved using my creative abilities in my kindergarten and first grade classrooms.   My favorite quote and my philosophy of teaching is "a child is a candle to be lit, not a cup to be filled".   I am now the child with time to devote to my art passion.

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