Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Path Lights Up

It's OK, 12 x 9

Choosing Joy, 12 x 10

Winter Sun, Paris, 16 x 12

Dance Team, 12 x 9

Let It Shine, 36 x 36

Spring Fever, 24 x 24

At the Quinlan, 18 x 14

Sandy O, 16 x 8, demo at Naples Workshop

Busy times lately -- so glad spring is making an appearance - the light is inspiring to me already...  on that note, I have taught a couple of terrific workshops, one of which was in Naples, FL, at the perfect time to escape the cold in Atlanta!  
Then back in the studio: painting, painting, doing much revising, revising, and over-thinking. 

After times such as these, though, often a breakthrough can follow -- fingers crossed!  As one of my painting friends just said to me... clear out the pipes,  release the self-judgment,  allow the clarity to flow.  Amen to that.

Of course, seeing the Clyde Aspevig paintings at the Booth Western Museum in Cartersville, GA, can tend to make one dissatisfied with one's own efforts.  He has an exhibit at the Booth until May, and Clyde himself was there last week for a gallery talk and painting demo.  Lots of painters were on hand, and of course, and we all had lots of fun!

A Master at the Easel

Below are a few of the Clyde Aspevig (www.clydeaspevig.com) pieces on display that blew me away-- the lighting, the skill, the composition, the honor paid to even the simplest subject -- amazing!



  1. Bonjour,

    Je viens de passer un excellent moment en votre compagnie... J'ai découvert et admirer de nombreuses magnifiques oeuvres. J'aime la douceur de votre palette où la lumière surgit furtivement pour mieux nous séduire.
    Gros bisous ♡

  2. Your paintings are beautiful as always! And yes on clarity...loved reading your post and thoughts. Will have to get up to see the Aspevig exhibit...his work is stunning- love all that gorgeous light! Capturing light is one of my favorite things and you do that masterfully well in your paintings...your strength of composition and design is always true too!

  3. "whoa" is what I said when I saw "its ok". Beauty in so few strokes. Mr Aspevig's work is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Nancy, I think your painting of ITS OKAY, is fantastic. As it is of all your portraits. I found your blog on Joans blog, and glad i did. Beautiful work. All the best to you.