The Storm Will Pass

The Storm Will Pass
The Storm Will Pass

Sunday, 21 June 2015

View From a Train

I take photos every time I'm on the train to London and I've been promising myself that I will make use of them. This one has been sitting on my easel for nearly a week and I couldn't see in my mind how to paint it. When I first began painting I could only work from photos, now I find it easier to work from life than a photo.

My artist friends,  once you begin a painting do you feel you have to finish it before you can begin another? If you can't see your way through it, does it become a block?

I've been listening to Nelson Freitas, Still Feel 4U , very chilled out and did help me to finally finish this landscape. :  )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5RDs9KTKNQ

View From a Train
oil on oil paper
8"x 10"

7 comments:

  1. It's a gorgeous landscape with beautiful clouds and light . I always have a lot of different paintings in progress , and when I get a block I just move onto another. Sometimes months can pass by before I am able to finish it . Wish you a great week.

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  2. Thanks Jane, now, that sounds like a great way of working!

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  3. Starting a painting is my issue but yes, finishing too! And I sometimes feel as if I mustn't let the painting defeat me, which probably isn't very helpful. I'd like to do what Jane does but I'd end up with too much unfinished work... In the end something shifts and I just do it.

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  4. Sorry, forgot to say, love the breezy feeling in this, Azra, and the light falling on the fields is great.

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  5. The is a very beautiful view tou caught, the freshenss is amazing!
    Well, I do come across the block often, I have to finish a piece if I start one and that is a bad habit!

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  6. Well, you needn't have worried, Azra, you've made a beautiful job of it. So serene and you've captured the English landscape beautifully.

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