December 17, 2007

The Walk Home


I'm having so much fun with these gesture paintings. They aren't about correct perspective or anything else, they are just a grand time!
When I first started really getting interested in painting, it was because of an artist that specialized in skewed perspectives. I can't remember her name off the top of my head and I have her work packed up in storage. It's the same kind of thing pen and ink with watercolor washes does for me; keeps me away from photo realistic. Anyway, I enjoyed slopping the paint on the paper and painting this.

11 Comments:

Blogger dibujandoarte said...

i think you found the best part about doing art that is enjoying while creating. Sometime ago I read in a blog i can't remember now something like "creating a piece of art is a journey and not a destiny". all the same this work is very interesting. thanks for visiting. Best wishes, Martín.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

What fun! I love these free wheeling paintings of yours!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

I haven't checked your blog in a while -- WHAT A TREAT!! Your gesture sketches are wonderful -- I can tell you're having fun with them. I love the ocean and especially the light house -- you weren't kidding when you said NORTHERN CA to house sit!! Crescent City is as far north as it gets without being in OR. Beautiful country and TONS of drawing and painting inspiration. . . Eager to see what you do next!!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Karen at Pen in Hand said...

I love how moody this painting is. I get a feeling like I'm way back in time.

6:27 AM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

I really like this - it's loaded with atmosphere. Very film noir....

10:26 AM  
Anonymous rosie k said...

great stuff...I love the one with your yellow dog... art is a feeling...like a smile or a teardrop.

3:20 PM  
OpenID janabouc said...

This is absolutely stunning! It's so wonderfully loose and just brilliant! I love it! If you remember who the artist is I'd be interested to know.

11:08 PM  
OpenID africantapestry said...

This is a great sketch Tami! Love the suggestive qualities in it and like Karen says...it is moody. GREAT work!
Ronell

1:25 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

I can't argue with the idea of sketches, except that if you really want to learn watercolor and take advantage of all the things it can do for you, you have to work a lot larger. You learn much faster how to handle paint when there's a lot of paint to be handled! BTW, love the mushroom!!!

11:00 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I love this piece of yours best of all - I think it says so much about your journey over the last couple of years and poses questions of the future too - in such a beautiful, soft, delicate way. I don't agree with what Nick ,above, says at all - there are always many ways to...

7:33 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Thank you all for your great comments. These gesture sketches are totally off the beaten track for me so your positive comments are so very encouraging!

8:33 PM  

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