This is my entry in Dean Haven's moleskine journal. We started our journal exchange about a year 1/2 ago, and I only have one more to receive before mine comes home full of beautiful artwork from twelve fellow painters around the globe. Very fun! I feel very lucky to have been able to participate.
The great friend to bloggers, and wonderful painter,Edward Burton, mentioned in a recent post that he and his wife are rosarians--serious cultivators and admirers of the rose. I love painting roses, and struggle to do them justice. The transparent petals, velvety soft and sharp-edged all at once. They really are a miraculous flower. The Burton's garden with 45 rose bushes must be a sight to behold. Imagine!
This is my first post. I'm a life-long painter, but I'm new to the blog party. I'm trained as a classical realist, and decamped the corporate publishing world to paint full time fourteen years ago. Life, death and health intruded, as they do, and I'm now finding my way again. Have been studying with Ed Ramsburg for the past year, and having great fun painting abstracts in acrylic. Ed's critiques coupled with the freedom and challenge I've found in non-objective painting have informed my representational painting. At least I like to think so. Thank you for stopping in!