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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Apologies!


This area of my life has been put on hold. It has been strange how so many things can happen at once. I got back from my one week trip after being sick 5 weeks...only to have a dear friend dying and she passed away the 10th. In between that another dear friend was told her cancer was not operable...so that has been troublesome to me. Then another friend on Sunday when returning from sunrise services was in a car accident and lost her left eye, shattered jaw and eyebone area. I am hoping it will settle down but went for a massage today and he said that even on athletes he has never felt such tight muscles...all stress I guess because it is not that I have time to exercise! Ha! But things will improve...it is always those initial weeks that you adjust and move on.
I wanted to show you the mess I made of my background and then try to show you gradually how I HOPEFULLY solve it. I was pretty depressed the day I tackled it after the first news of my friend...and for some very odd reason thought I would try a new blue I had never tried...it is a mix and you know I stick to pure color and transparent. Well it separated even on the paper and it could not be made into a smooth wash...once I started with it I felt I had to keep going as it was shifting the values of the whole painting...so I will post that here for you to see and then post again as to what I am trying to do now.

3 comments:

Deborah "Deb" Jeffrey said...

Hi Jane:
I must say, you have certainly been through it recently. I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

In regards to your painting, it is funny, painting can be our release, but it can also be the cause of great frustration...eventually turning to growth and victory. Your solution of adding a rock wall is genius! You continually amaze me with your creativity! I can't wait to see the finished piece.

May God hold you especially close today!

marydecor8 said...

Hi Jane..I just wanted to add my two cents here. What a rough time it has been for you and don't be too tough on yourself. When your emotions are hit so hard it is like being hit with a bat. It always seems like these things run in 3's. I have certainly had a few life altering hurts and you just have to be kind to yourself and share your story because others have been through some of the same stuff.. Bless you.. arms around you..big hug..and remember when the going gets rough the tough eat ice cream.

Your painting is beautiful. I ALWAYS struggle with that darned background. I have faith in your ability to surprise us .

Bless your heart...Mary from California

Jane Freeman said...

Deb and Mary...thank you ever so much. Your kind words mean alot. This has been rough...rough enough to make me wonder if I should be spending so much time painting...makes one rethink things I guess. I really appreciate this!!! You both made my day...and Mary...believe it or not I went and had a Mocha Moolate at Dairy Queen today! Ha!