Monday, May 14, 2012

I'm In A Mood

It's been one of those weekends.  My husband and I have been talking about some business decisions and I'm exhausted.  You know how when you're in one of those moods you just think about the same thing over and over?  Anyway, this book that I ordered arrived!  I've already read most of it..  I'm starting to feel better!


I've been thinking (over and over) that while my colored pencil paintings are good they're lacking in emotion. Watercolor and mixed media artist Gerald Brommer gets right to the point:
An artist who makes pictures that look good but express nothing is like a writer whose words sound good but have no meaning.
Cheers to emotion!  Meanwhile, here's my latest work-in-progress:

Any thoughts about how to communicate through art?


  1. I really like the pagoda painting. What a relaxing place that would be!

  2. thanks, Sweet Posy Dreams! I still have work to do. My husband titled it "Serenity"

  3. This looks like an interesting book! I've thought about this question quite a lot. Does art have to express something, or have deep meaning? I'm not sure it does. For some artists, that is very important, and that is their gift of expression. Each artist is unique in what they express, and your work is absolutely beautiful. This new WIP is really amazing!

  4. Debbie, your recent blog post was thought provoking as well. I actually got this book title from Robert Bissett:

  5. OK, Susie, your latest work in progress speaks this to me: peace, serenity, relaxation.
    It's beautiful!
    from Blogging Buddies

  6. Hi Kim, thanks for stopping by & your kind comment! I was going for all of those things. I took the photos of this scene at the Missouri botanical garden, on a cool morning, with sun doing the back lighting. No one around but me, quiet. I knew this would be good for a first attempt at communicating something!