INTERMEZZO Ladies. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” —Andre Gide.
“Losing oneself” is a frequent experience of artists. In our water color classes these past few weeks we’ve noticed how quickly time slips away from us. We become so engrossed in practicing a new technique and experimenting with our new tubes of paint that we literally lose all sense of time and space. For us “seniors,” this is a good thing! We are enjoying a new passion and a new pursuit.
Last week we practiced laying down a wash, inspired by the blues of ocean and seascapes. This week, inspired by a watercolor from an artist in Maine, we tried a more subtle, atmospheric approach. We sought to define a horizon line, a middle ground, and tall grasses in the foreground.
Our personal painting styles are beginning to emerge, as evidenced by our varied “responses” to the same subject matter!