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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Choice in Making Art

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
 the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
--E.B. White

Dancing Light
by Judith F Lochbrunner
mixed media on paper
10 x 10 inches

The business of making art can also be stated in a similar manner.  There is always the desire to push the painting to another level.  Yet the painting process is so enjoyable.  Mixing, applying and moving paint across the canvas is quite satisfying.

This painting began with a gelli-printed paper (see February 23, 2017 post).  A colorful layer of Holbein Acrylic Gouache was applied.  Then the final layers of acrylic paint "carved" out the tree, foliage and light shapes.

And in this painting I must confess that the second part of the quote was the choice.

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  1. Love the movement of the branches. :)

  2. Thank you. I actually put the painting back on the painting table today. And there hopefully is more movement in he branches.