Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lost in Thought

Lost in Thought

You know that quote about art washing the dust out of the soul? I can't remember how it goes, but I absolutely love it. It is so true. I spent this afternoon looking at an art book and I felt so refreshed (Karin Jurick's museum paintings, love it!). Yesterday I spent the day sculpting for my Tumble Creatures line. And every day since September first I have made a whole hearted attempt to paint. It has refreshed my mind, heart, and soul so much. 

It is so easy to get stuck in a rut of daily life, and not appreciate the wonder that it is to be alive. Art helps immensely with that. Don't you think? 

The main thing I learned with this painting was, to paint the hand in as few strokes as possible. I am pretty happy with that hand because I think they are the hardest thing ever to paint. And ears. Oh and mouths. And don't even get me started on teeth. Okay it's all dang hard amiright? 

6 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful portrait Crystal!!! And the perfect title!

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  2. lovely pensive mood, definitely lost in thought. so refreshing to read your blog and get motivated! keep posting

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  3. Agree 100% - painting is NOT easy - and even more difficult to do portraits, especially children...and much harder in watercolors. Yet even at the peak of this difficult challenge, your painting is amazing!

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  4. Great portrait, Crystal.I agree with you about hands, always a toughie!You did so well, though.

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