Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cutting Through

Cutting Through, 12 x 12
Off Cobb Road, Southampton
My second painting on Long Island gave me huge problems (the light, so beautiful - so tricky.) After fighting with it for two hours I completely scraped it, which can be so very unnerving. My remedy was to find something really comfortable and just take it easy - play. (I highly recommend this.) This field offered me the familiarity I needed to settle back down and cut through the fear.


Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

I think the main thing is to keep painting. Isn't it crazy that we get scared, and we're doing this task for ourselves? I know someone else will buy it, but still. You can paint any light with ease, but may not know how fantastic you are.

Gorgeous painting.


Marian Fortunati said...

Hard to believe you didn't believe in yourself (for just a moment). ... your work is so beautiful!!

Jean Victory said...

Really beautiful landscapes! I especially love your marsh paintings. They remind me of the Scarlborough Marsh here in Maine. Nice work!!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

This is so peaceful and lovely.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Gee, Laurel I have been away from your blog for a while, but apparently the same muse was visiting! Your 'big sky' paintings are amazing - and I love the recent, quiet landscapes with the lush brushstrokes.

You are an inspiration to me!

julie davis said...

And this is really beautiful, Laurel. The composition, the light in the sky--anything of yours is a feast for the eyes in my opinion!

Karen said...

Yes, I recognize that well, the fight, then the scrape. So true, what you said, that it can be unnerving! And I also agree that it's a great remedy to find something comfortable when in that place...that's reassuring!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Beautiful, beautiful painting Laurel. You created a wonderful calm, quiet moment!