Energy in Motion

After a very frustrating night, I had a ton of energy to expel and since it was cold and snowy outside I picked up my paintbrushes and went at it.

I painted page after page and when I was done, I felt so much better.

Here is the work of the last 12 hours:

I wanted to try watercolours in a different way (for me that is!), so this is what I did by hardly using any paint at all.  Not what I was trying for  :(
8x12 on watercolour paper
Letting it all hang loose!  This one felt REALLY, REALLY good to paint.  lol
8x12 on watercolour paper


Oh how I love flowers :)
8x12 on watercolour paper

This one isn't even dry yet!
12x8 on watercolour paper


Attempt #1 - couldn't get this to look like I wanted it to.
8x12 on watercolour paper

Attempt #2 - This I like better, it's kind of in the same style as the sparrow painting, loose & structured at the same time.
8x11 on watercolour paper

It sure felt good to let out all that frustration - wish I'd thought of doing this years ago!  Much more productive and fun.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Linking to:

Paint Party Friday
Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Sketches
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39 comments:

Mel said...

You used two of my least favourite words, cold and snowy LOL.

These are wonderful Anne. What a terrific way to escape and work off some frustrations.

SmalltownOntario said...

How wonderful!!! Are any of them for sale?

Anne said...

I'd sell any of these if anyone wanted to buy one. :)

Thanks for the compliments!

Kathy @ Some of These Things said...

Your work is so beautiful. Do you have a shop on Etsy?

Jenn Girl said...

I'm so glad I could be an inspiration to you! The painting you did is beautifully your own! It's so fun to see other peoples techniques. I LOVE that second one you did!

Sophia said...

These are beautiful, Anne. I've had those moments before. A good way to let loose of things pinned up inside. I love the first one the most. Really moves me personally.

Happy SS! :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

These are wonderful! Magical feeling to them! ~thanks, namaste, Carol ^_^ Happy SS and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Christine said...

wow, what a fabulous burst of inspiration (frustration)....whatever it takes!

Catherine... said...

Wow, cold and snowy brrrrr....it's been lovely weather here, really mild and sunny...unusual for this time of year.... love your paintings...

Tammie said...

i love how you let art be your healer, your therapy, your fun and i can see it in each piece.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I especially like the second one and the trees with snow but even moooorrre...I love the foto on your sidebar of your sweet cat and dog lounging together...ahhhhh sweet!

Debbie said...

these are all lovely! I really like the energy and looseness of the 2nd one! Beautiful!

Legacy of a Single Girl said...

I LOVE the first one!! So great! I'm stopping in to say hi and tell you your comment on my page made me smile! Thanks! New follower here!

Teri C said...

After all this fun, you must on top of the world. Isn't it great what art does for our psyche. Really neat paintings.

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh these are fantatic!! What medium did you use on the watercolour paper?
Love the feel of them.

Myric said...

Oh Anne, you are so talented! The paintings are beautiful! Feels like I am looking through pages of a picture book. All it need is a story line :)

xoxo
Myric

Anne said...

@Jehanne's doodles It's a mix of watercolour paint & acrylics (mostly because I only have a couple of tiny trial tubes of watercolour paints - not much of a colour selection, lol)

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh you have been busy, I know what its like to have a wave of creative energy, all the ideas trying to come out and put on canvas,, you have a beautiful style, I love it all but I like the loose too, I'm exoerimenting with the loose style more now,, it is like you said, lots of fun, pure enjoyment

Myric said...

Thanks for sharing your thanksgiving thoughts. I am so thankful to my blogging friends! I always enjoyed your make-overs and paintings :) Keep Inspiring! :)

xoxo
Myric

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

all great therapy...the flowers are my fav!
cheers, dana

La Abela said...

I like them all, really no movement in them. Saludos

Netty said...

Loving them all, you have worked hard. Happy PPF and have a great weekend. x

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

all great therapy...the flowers are my fav!
cheers, dana

Gloria said...

Wow! You got a lot of fun things done this go-round. My fave is Squirrel #2, and the first snow scene. Happy PPF

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

nothing beats the therapeutic value of putting paint to paper... best way to fix everything in the world is to paint and this is a great series of work... I love how productive yo are when you get into it and you can see your style shining through!!!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Great way to beat frustration and what a haul!

Gloria said...

Love them all. Nice job. Happy PPF and weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the kind encouragement on my blog...
You did such a nice job... I really love the one with all the movement and the first one.. I would love to step into that first one.
Dreamy.
T

Elisa Choi said...

so much fun anne! I enjoyed your masterpieces! I love all of them. I am a bit surprised at your watercolor because they seem like acrylic.. i bet you used dry to dry? Thanks for sharing and cheers to you for turning negative into positive!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely. I'm especially fond of the squirrel paintings since the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series last month! :)

All the best,
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful use of pent-up frustration/energy, Anne. Like Elisa Choi I thought perhaps they were acrylics too, especially the cute little squirrels. I really love the atop one with the meandering fence and snow. Just gorgeous. Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog. Sometimes I post things that really aren't what I wanted, but I just wanted to get in on the Paint Party. Faye

Geckostone said...

Wow, they are all fantastic! I guess frustration can be a good thing! Excellent work!!!

Mandy said...

these are fantastic..love the little abstract and that snowy scene...how wonderful to be around snow...that is my dream one day..xxx

Daniele Valois said...

wow, I am loving the second let-it-all-out painting! Really feel this!

Yvonne said...

That's what it's all about...feeling good while creating art! Great job!

JKW said...

I like them all, but especially the definition of the flowers and the sn*w on the trees - just beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

pointypix said...

I love cold and snowy!! These are all great - I love the limited colour palette but the first one is definitely my favourite!

Edins House said...

I love that you're sharing what you're "processing"; your explorations; the strokes, colours, mediums that you're playing with... it's kind of like sharing bits of your diary ;-) What you're creating is terrific; you're so talented!!
Victoria

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Awesome paintings Anne! You should get frustrated more often :-) Love your style - I can see you sitting there with your paper & brush & paint and just letting things happen.... :-)