Energy and Impulse

The landscape I chose to paint wasn’t a particular beauty spot but I chose it because it has meaning to me. Only recently I took more care to look at the Will of Mr Hardisty a land owner in the Washburn Valley and my Ancestor dating back to 1770. I am interested in my ancestors lives and whereabouts because I believe like DNA and facial features are passed down so are feelings and memories making up some of our personalities. I like to learn from other people’s past. So thought it might be good to start with my own local history. Some of the properties are still lived in and I don’t want to intrude but the surrounding grass lands, forests and live stock might not have changed that much. I need to see what kind of painter I am when it comes to landscapes. I know what I like looking at and what I would like to achieve but I am inpatient in what I can achieve in a short time.

I chose 3 colours to work with which I thought represented the colours I loved whilst driving through Washburn Valley. Ochre, Green, and Mauve. Using these colours in oils I spread them out onto small canvases to see how they looked. Spent a little time on each canvas covering it completely and giving just a slight indication of the landscape. I had an enormous amount of energy but once I had spent this I then wanted to give up because I felt I hadn’t achieved much. Perhaps I was expecting too much too soon. I left my paintings and finished my book. “my life with Picasso” by Francoise Gilot. I almost cried when it was finished. I felt sad and felt a loss of intimacy between them and me as her story ended.

Published by pamelacravendavies

I’ve always wanted to be an artist for some reason. What ever that means. Perhaps it means being paid to create art or creating art for yourself? I think it would make me happier to paint every day, to loose myself in the process of painting, drawing, making ! Only of course when I am enjoying it and it’s going well! 😇 I like beautiful things around me. I like colour, pattern and texture. I like history, I like to know what has happened in people’s lives, how they have coped with life and what they have done.

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