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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!

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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