Sunday, February 27

When A Painting Is Finished...

Venice Beach, Morning
Watercolor on Paper
18x27 in/46x68 cm
Copyright 2011

Is there anything more exhilarating to a painter than completing a painting?

I don’t think so.

It can be the culmination of years, months, weeks, or days, depending on the artist’s passion and/or mental state. It can also be the end of just a few hours work if you’re particularly driven.

It’s your vision come to fruition, not to mention your blood, sweat, and (sometimes) tears.

But, oh my, what a feeling, as they say.

It’s the unburdening of the desire and drive you put yourself under to produce good—no make that great—work.

It’s the relief of creative pressure.

It’s the crest of a wave, and the end of a rainbow.

It’s the painter’s Mt. Everest.

It’s New Year’s in Times Square, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and Bastille Day in Paris.

So, in Today’s Image I present my latest watercolor, Venice Beach, Morning.

Happy Painting!

Until next blog…

1 comment:

  1. For me satisfaction, and a little bit of relief. Painting is a dificult, often frustrating project. Lessons learned, I'm always looking forward to the next painting.