A Marsh… not a Forest.

Sometimes a painting knows where it wants to go whether you do or not. This one started out as a forest, with lots of tall pine trees. And it just wasn’t working. After a lot of frustration and fussing with it, I finally just scraped it back and as I did I saw a marsh emerge pretty much effortlessly. I guess that’s what it wanted to be all along…a marsh, not a forest.  Sometimes in art, and I suppose life too, you have to stop trying to make things into something they are not, and let things be as they will.  ~Rita


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Adirondack Spring, 5×7 oil pastel



12 thoughts on “A Marsh… not a Forest.

  1. …unless you are working in watercolours. 🙂

    Nice job! It’s great when you’re able to correct something so perfectly.


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