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I took some reference photos last spring of a hiking trail on Vashon Island (where I live). If you hit it just right, there are millions of these little snowdrops blooming in the woods. These had this droplet sitting right between them reflecting the ground and flowers. I love the photograph and wanted to see how it might look in paint.
On the subject of ups and downs...
Heading off into a new career in the middle of my life has been such a momentous change and also given me cause to worry at times. Having had a successful career playing classical music and then being faced with circumstances that have made me set aside my instrument of 29 years was a hard one. Especially when you have gone to school somewhere prestigious. Julliard. Everyone expects you to play forever because you had talent. Anyway, I have days when I wonder about my choices and then, even in the face of self doubt, I am happy to realize that I always have the will to get out a brush and start painting. It is the thing that makes me a daily painter. My mentor and friend, Pam Ingalls, mentioned a quote to me once when I asked her about wanting to be in art and wanting to be successful and I 'm sorry to say I can't remember who said it.. but she said that if you really want it, you have to paint like your hair is on fire. And so I do. Thanks to those of you who are checking in on my blog and my art and thank you for the comments. I am proud to have a community close by and online that spur me on.
I'm thinking of a self portrait, with flaming hair....