Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Marsh Lake, YT Canada - plein air to studio painting (fini)

Dark Spring Afternoon  Marsh Lake, Yukon, Canada     9 x 12    Oil & cold wax on cradled wood

Here are some photos of the scene
 by the side of the road where I painted the original sketch.

You could see the rain, luckily it didn't reach us.

I am finished with this painting. 
It may need more value contrasts,
but the thing with CWM (cold wax medium) is
I will be able to go back in and change things.

Here is a great quote from Helen Frankenthaler
a favorite abstract painter from the 1950's and 60's.

In 1994, during an interview with printer/publisher Ken Tyler, 
Helen stated, 
“There are no rules, 
that is one thing I say about every medium, every picture . . . 
that is how art is born, 
that is how breakthroughs happen. 
Go against the rules or ignore the rules, 
that is what invention is about.” 
from artdaily.com

Thank you so much for checking in to view my art! I appreciate it.


Chris Lally said...

Wow, Teri! This painting is beautiful! What an original!!
And that is a very appropriate quote!
Thanks for all the photos, too - a treat!

Teri said...

Chris, you are very kind! Thanks so much.