Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Seashells I II & III

Here are some of my recent Seashell paintings.  These were alot of fun to paint.  I used different media to create textures on each of the shells including watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, acrylic ink, pen and ink, gesso and elegant writer pens. 

I must apologize for not posting for a while.  Unfortunately life sometimes gets in the way.   I have been busy with shows and teaching and things in my personal life.  It has been a struggle to find  my motivation to paint.  I have been painting don't get me wrong, but I have started many paintings and not finished very many of them.  I am now trying to decide on subject matter for some new paintings for some shows in the new year and I have not been able to decide what to paint.  Do I paint subjects that I feel comfortable with or do I work on something that is a little more challenging?   I'm really not sure what direction my art is going in next.  Someone had  said that when you go through a period of time struggling with your art you are about to go in a new direction and make steps forward in your art.  I certainly hope that is what's happening to me!

5 comments:

Meera Rao said...

Beautiful shells! Growing always means some pain and confusion:( but looks like you are moving in the right direction

Kathy Staicer said...

Thank you Meera. I am sure that you're right about growing. It is almost always a challenge. But then there are those times that everything just flows!

Scott Daryn Tillett said...

Very Nice Work Cathy. Hope your doing well:)

Kathy Staicer said...

Hi Scott, Thank you very much. I'm doing just fine I just need to try not to always be doing too much. Do you have a new blog?

Scott Daryn Tillett said...

Hi Kathy. Good to talk to you again. Yep...I sure do.