Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

I am an artist, who has been at her blog post more often that her art studio lately, but, nonetheless an artist.   Yet when I saw this week’s challenge,”create” my first thought was, “ohhh, I don’t know if I can come up with something for that”.  I didn’t see “create”.  I saw “CREATE!!”, and the concept of creativity has always scared me.  When I speak the word ‘artist’,  it lacks conviction. Both words apply pressure and I immediately seize.  Having gotten past the moment, I thought I’d share my watercolours.

The painting above, Spirits of the Wood, was the first painting I sold.  So it holds a special spot.

Three Boats, Mevagissey
When I started painting, one element of design in particular mystified me:  composition.  What makes a good composition?  I have become more comfortable over time and this painting was a leap for me.  I liked the composition; to me it worked.  I later learned that this L-shape is a compositional arrangement that masters agree works.  So, Yay! I was getting it. I was also pleased with the water in this painting.

Reed Reflections
This painting was created out of an “I wonder what it would look like if…” moment.  I had worked on several marsh scenes which encompassed the whole landscape, and then wondered if a close-up composition would be better.  I used a brush for the water and a knife for the reeds.  This painting sent me down a path I still keep coming back too, not always successfully, but I am drawn to the subject.

Stream in the Thicket, Tintagel
This is one of the first ones that I used pen along with watercolours – I’m pleased with this one.

I use my own photographs as references.  To see more of my paintings, click here.

Other interpretations:
40OTOMO
Life by D Magdalene
Jumbled Contents of my Head
50 Year Project
Nantucket Tie Chic
Maranto Photography
Summerfield84’s English blog
Isobelandcat’s blog
the urge to wander
weird and cool stuff

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36 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

  1. Lynne I love your work. That painting of the trees is my favourite, firstly it is simply beautiful, and secondly, I love trees and these are such lovely ones! I am in awe 🙂

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    1. I don’t have a physical brick and mortar gallery, no. I take part in the odd show locally but I am so bad at self promotion … if I depended on my art for income I’d definitely be of the starving artist variety.

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  2. Oh Lynne, these are beautiful! You are an artist, you are, and these embody the heart of create in my opinion. I have tried painting with watercolors and oils. I try, but I do better with the camera, since it captures what I can only dream of creating.

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  3. You are a terrific artist Lynne, it must have been hard to part with Spirits of the Wood! I totally identify with what you say about saying that you are an artist – I have a dreadful time say that I am a writer.

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  4. Wow. Wow. Wow and Wow. I love them all but I especially LOVE the misty dreaminess of the woods – beautifully delicate. The boats are fantastic – such great solidity contrasted with the fluidity and the scattered reflection of the pier is gorgeous. Awesome work Lynne.

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