Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Feeding the Soul

 
Night Feed
Kristen E. Haskell
Watercolor Pencil, Tempera
June 14, 2011

There are areas of this painting that I intentionally did not finish. I liked the effect as it was, so I stopped. Knowing when to stop is difficult. I can always change my mind but once you go too far you can't go back with watercolor. I am calling this painting Night Feed because it was in the evening that I shot a picture of a Monarch feeding on my marigolds. I took that picture years ago and just found it recently. 


Last night was the first class in beginning acrylic. Sometime next week I should be able to post a photo of the painting I am working on for that class. The subject is flower - the Iris. I am taking the class through OTC; however, the class is being taught by Juli Bland, Studio Owner and Artist at Creative Concepts.


If you live in the Springfield area or are visiting and have ever desired to try painting, I highly recommend Juli. The studio is inspiring and non-threatening, her instruction is excellent and it is impossible not to leave happy. Friday nights are adult paint, BYOB for cocktails and creativity. Prices are very reasonable. How fun is that!

7 comments:

thingy said...

That just pooped out on my dashboard. Lovely.

You are so right about going too far. This is very nice.

thingy said...

No, it popped, not pooped. LOL. Sorry.

Tumblewords: said...

I like this a lot! Looking forward to your acrylic first!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, I miss painting! It's been about eight years since I picked up a brush.

Your colors are lovely and vibrant!

Mama Zen said...

I love the colors!

Myrna R. said...

So nice, how you follow your artistic desires. I really like the painting. Your class sounds like so much fun.

Jj Rodriguez said...

it is beautiful as it is... maybe your inner thought/self was the one that told you to stop because it is beautiful as it is...