Paintings in oil by Linda Lucas Hardy - The original title of this blog was, "Little Gems From Triple "A" Gallery". I decided to change the name.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
"Three Pears" - 6 x 8"
You never know what you might find if you move things around in your studio. I was cleaning up the shelf where I keep my unfinished paintings and found this painting I had put away to dry. I had completely forgotten about it.
I decided to change the name of my blog from “Little Gems” to ‘travels to the edge’. Why not? There’s more security being on the edge than there is walking a tightrope, wouldn’t you say? So being on the edge is where I am and where I plan to stay. You may wonder what that has to do with anything. If you do not know for the last 17 years I’ve been working in colored pencil & I’ve been very successful. I actually thrived on the control I got from a pencil, so getting used to a brush proved challenging. But I wanted to paint & that meant leaving my comfort zone & my area of expertise. Some say it’s good when you do that but I must admit, for a while, I was on shaky ground. Nevertheless I’d made up my mind &I was determined. I’ve been painting now since January & I’m relaxing more every day. I’m learning what works but especially what does not work. I hate dumb mistakes but I’ve found them to be excellent teachers. Anyway, everything in art is a challenge because it’s basically problem solving. We don’t ever have all the problems solved no matter what medium we work in. It sure can make life interesting though when you move away from the one you know the most about.