Painting with Passion

Whatever it was that has stymied my desire to paint was definitely released by overcoming the emotion stirred up through an extremely frustrating day one week ago.  I am always so appreciative of those moments that force me to stop what I'm living and either wallow in it until I can't stand it anymore or inspire me to make the effort to find a better perspective right away.   Those are the moments that help me to grow and become more determined to let go of trying to make things happen and just let life flow.



Thanks to that day, I have painted 20 pieces in one week and today, I was inspired to paint over an early painting of mine that I never really did like.  I found a photograph on Pinterest that I loved so much, I had to paint my version of it.  So happy to say that I love my painting as much as I love the photograph!


To all of you wonderful artists and followers who take the time to leave me your very generous comments, your feedback means more to me than I can express.

Thank you all and have a wonderful week!


48 comments:

Honey at 2805 said...

Anne, you are doing a terrific job! The great thing about canvas is you can just paint over previous ones and the brushstrokes underneath add even more depth. Great job, my friend. It's beautiful!

I wish that something would motivate me to drag out my paints.

Linda said...

That's beautiful! Good job!

I have passed over the versatile blogger award to you as I truly believe you have a blog worthy of it.

Check it out at http://coachhousecraftingonabudget.blogspot.com/2011/11/ive-been-awarded.html

Linda

NatashaMay said...

Wow! 20 paintings! That's amazing! :) This one looks awesome! I love that red barn.

FLO said...

Hello Anne!
the sky very successful (sky are usualy difficult to paint).
Have a nice day

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is lovely and how nice that you have gotten past your 'painter's block'. If this is any indication you have a lot of talent to share. I have had a drawing sitting on my easel for many months waiting for the painting urge to strike, so I can identify with you and how liberated you must feel. Congratulations!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

20 pieces! How prolific! You're on a roll! This is great how the red house stands out from the golden trees! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Edins House said...

Those crummy days can be the worst but ironically often result in the best life lessons or personal growth opportunities, hey?! Too bad we that's something we forget when in the middle of those rotten days!!
Terrific painting!!! :-)
Victoria

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Anne, I think that your creativity is an inspiration to us procrastinators. I admire that you acted on your ideas. Keep it coming!

Christine said...

Glad you've come out ahead of that frustration! I love the colours in this painting, so rich and vivid.

craftattack said...

How good that you have found your way back to painting again - lovely work! Valerie

Tammie said...

your joy is so wonderful
congratulations on your inspired state of creating art. this painting is lovely as can be.

Nicola said...

20 Pieces in a week! Wow!!!! Lovely painting beautiful work! :0)

aquariann said...

Wow, I don't even finish 20 paintings in a year! Lovely piece.

Hannah Sommerville said...

I genuinely love this painting. The colours are perfect :)

MollyGirl said...

wow! you are on a roll! your painting is wonderful. i love the bright red against the more subtle colors of nature.

WrightStuff said...

Brilliant! Keep painting!!

Leovi said...

I love, delicious painting.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous piece..serene and peaceful and embracing too..Love it! inspiring work!
Victoria

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Loving your painting ~ Wow! ~ Glad you are creating more! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol ^_^

Sophia said...

20 pieces in one week?!?! I wish I had that kind of time and inspiration. hahaha Very nice job. I've always had a special love for red barns/buildings. You need a very nice job. :)

Joni Nickrent said...

Awesome work...very inspired! :)

Joanne Osband said...

Great colors! The barn really stands out. I like the way you painted the sky and the trees.

Jehanne's doodles said...

20 pieces in one week - WOW!!!
This is a wonderful painting.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Holy cow! Your work is amazing and I am awed by 20 in one week! How cathartic that must be.

gail said...

wow! 20 in one week! Oh my!
I like this one! great job!
gail

Diana Evans said...

oh this is a painting filled with passion....wonderful work Anne!!!

Geckostone said...

Wow, this is beautiful Anne!!! I love what you wrote too, gosh, I have to keep reminding myself the same thing, just let life flow! Deb

Debbie said...

Great painting Ann! I love the choice of colors!

Smallgood said...

Found you over at Not Just a Housewife & Homework link parties. I love the sky in this painting. Pretty expressive (this coming from a non-artist).

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh it's beautiful!! Great job, you have a wonderful talent.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Wow. That is an incredible painting. It must look amazing in person.

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Love your post...creativity is therapeutic for me too. I would love to have you share your painting at my party! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/

pointypix said...

I'm glad that you worked your way out of the funk and wow, 20 pieces is one week is good going!! This piece turned out great (even though I didn't see the photo that inspired it!) i love the sky!

Evelyn said...

Hi Anne
20 pieces in one week - that's a lot! This is a nice one - stunning colours.
Happy Weekend, Ev

Yvonne said...

Hope your inspiration lasts. Love the colors in this one.

La Abela said...

The sky is impresionant, all the colours have a strong meanning. Saludos

EVA said...

20!? Wow!

A wonderful little getaway you've created here!

Steph said...

a beautiful piece....happy weekend!!

Mandy said...

this is wonderful..i love the grasses...and twenty paintings...wow...what an accomplishment...xxx

Natasha said...

20 pieces in one week? You are on a roll. I am loving this piece. It is beautiful, the detail, the colours, the composition, everything.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your new painting!
And congratulations on making 20 paintings in 1 day!! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Daniele Valois said...

Fantastic!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Anne this painting is lovely and Pinterest is sooo great for finding inspiration isn't it... it is a bit of a time water at times, but so worth it when you find something that gets you going like this did... great work xx

rajns (carolyn) said...

I love your painting- I keep looking at the yellows and all the gentle shading in it!

Legacy of a Single Girl said...

OH!!! I love this one! Ilove the way you do houses, barns, etc!!!

SHERI C said...

WOW! Twenty paintings? You definetely broke through your block. Happy PPF!

carlarey said...

Oh yeah...your painting block has been shattered all right. There is nothing like riding a creative wave like that is there? I really like the angle and composition of this piece.

Kristin said...

It's so pretty! I Love that you were inspired to paint it and am SO impressed by the number of paintings you have finished in such a short period of time! WOW, xo