Summer painting

Painting #1 Golden Shores – imaginescape

I was in a tremendous creative zone yesterday and this one literally painted itself, I held on to the brush and away we went! I know I am being silly but it simply was magical painting this.

I am learning that when I allow myself to let go and stop trying to control the outcome, I end up with a painting that truly expresses my creative self.

Painting #2 Yuba Solitude – remembered landscape

One of the 5 that I painted. There is something about this scene that inspires me.

Painting #3 Sand Pond

Painting #4 Another view of Sand Pond

Painting #5 plein air of the North Yuba river Shenanigan Flat

Painting #6 Bridge to Eternity – abstract

This painting changed it’s orientation a few times before the finished product. Truthfully I enjoy the not knowing process.

Painting #7 remembered landscape

This one is another stab at my favorite view. Never boring to me, I think that I have painted this view at least 20 times, perhaps more.

I will be having my grandson over for about 4 days so I won’t be able to paint. Until then, enjoy your summer days!

15 thoughts on “Summer painting

  1. Richard Daugherty

    Oh my goodness, Margaret! You are NOT in any way being silly! And to prove my point, be sure to read the quote I’ve scheduled for publication on my photography Facebook page this coming Saturday morning. 😉
    These art works of yours are indeed magical. I see a depth of character, creativity and Divine maturity in them that, truth be told, I could not have imagined possible when we knew each other as teenagers. But then what could one expect from me, a misguided, eggheaded PK, huh? 🤣
    I applaud your efforts and tenacity and, frankly, envy your ability to make an amazing life for yourself and your family away from the madding crowd.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful God-given talent with all of us, and for continuing to listen to His still, small voice as He directs your path.

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    1. Wow, never did I expect you to comment here, what a pleasant surprise and blessing. You have confirmed that I am moving in a spiritually creative aspect. I often wonder how long it has taken me to get to this place in my life. A long road indeed. 😊❤️ I am looking forward to that quote. Thank you Richard!


  2. I have been thinking about you and so am delighted to see this post. I love the first painting and fully understand what you mean about a painting painting itself….I also love the abstract – number 6 – what a beauty that one is.
    Enjoy being in the zone…there is no better place to be. Have a great weekend. Janet 🙂

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      1. I’m reminded of another one of Corita Kent’s rules: “Find a place you trust and then try trusting for a while”. I think you’ve found a place you should trust!

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