For the Painter #37: A process of surrender
For the Painter #37: A process of surrender

For the Painter #37: A process of surrender

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When we stop fearing failure, we start being artists. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”

-Julia Cameron

This week in For the Painter #37

1. Painting Demo: Beachgrass and soft sand in watercolor

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This week, I have a new watercolor painting demo for you. The painting is of the Coquille River close to where it enters the ocean.

Ellie and I were there in September 2021 for a painting session. Yesterday, I painted another version of the scene using the plein air study as a reference.

2. Monet and Chicago Virtual Walkthrough

Here is a virtual walkthrough of a 2020-2021 Monet exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.

I would have loved to have seen this in person, but this video is very well done, and you can watch it in your pajamas on a Sunday evening.

Notice the two cliff scenes at 08:33. One is the Cliff at Pourville, a well-known painting. The second cliff scene is held in a private collection. I'm doing some research on this painting (because it's stunning) and will share some info next week.

Let me know about your latest art project - I'd love to hear about it! And if you have questions about the new painting demo, you can email me at vinita@vinitapappas.com

All the best,

Vinita

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