watercolors and drawings from CAN residency
While at the Centre D'Art I Natura
last month, I went out hiking almost every day, and usually had my watercolor and drawing supplies with me. There were also moments in my studio or bedroom back at the Centre, when I'd look out at some beautiful play of light on the mountainside and reach for these materials.
I did these paintings and drawings just for myself, to keep as mementos of my trip. But the experience went beyond just making postcards for myself (which is kind of how I think of these.) Since most of my paintings are abstractions that are done in the studio, I found it really refreshing to work outside, to deeply observe the surroundings, and complete the piece in the moment, in one session. I treasure these times when I felt so connected to the landscape and the old structures in the village. The fact that I did several of these while surrounded by a cloud of the most annoying flies in the world only adds to their value for me!
To see an online portfolio of these drawings and watercolors, please click here