Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Blank Canvas

Today, several plein air painters set up their easels at Wildwood Farm.  They pointed themselves towards various views of the Valley of the Moon.  One juxtaposed the distinct lines of vineyards with the rolling hills, another liked the twisting turning branches of old growth Oak trees.

The creative license to embellish, add colors, and move entire mountains seemed to be the fun part.  It's much like designing a garden.  Transformation can be the sum of many small changes or one large swoop of a shovel. 

Standing back and admiring the view is an integral part of painting and design.  Visualizing, contemplation, and rest always prove to key parts of design.  The canvas fills up quickly if we rush.  Enjoy the process, whether you have a brush in hand or a spade!

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