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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lorrie #100 - Geese at Moore Creek

Geese at Moore Creek, watercolor 6 x 9 inches
Ah, the last entry. I was thinking of doing some huge undertaking as a fitting way to end the challenge, but that had become a burdensome sense of "work" that I didn't want to end on. So instead I just asked "Where would I like to go outdoors right now?" I headed for a little park in town where a creek meets the beach and came upon a pair of Canada Geese, which I've never seen here before (this is shorebird territory, as the beach is just another 50 feet beyond the view shown here). Inspiration! I sat in the lowering but warm sunshine and really enjoyed doing this final work in my sketchbook, plein aire. Hurrah!!!

5 comments:

Dora Sislian Themelis said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge, and for this wonderful work. You did it Lorrie!

Kelly said...

Wow! 100!!! Fabulous. I've been absent for a while, so have missed a lot, but I've seen you've been working hard! What a wonderful painting to end on...done outside in the fresh air! Congrats...

Elva Paulson said...

Your pane and Geese have a lovely freshness.

Congratulations of finishing the challenge. It is a big effort.

Kristin said...

Congratulations on finishing. I'm glad you didn't do something grandiose, an inspired sketch is perfect. What are you going to do now that you are done?

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Hey Kristin, now that I'm done I am planning to paint as an expression of what I value (as opposed to "just paint something"), and with a self-imposed schedule so there is motivation to paint regularly. A goal I have in mind is to do plein aire and a few more careful paintings, once a week, of places I love in nature in this area, and then compile them with some descriptions. Depending on how that goes, I might look into self-publishing it for the local bookstore so that other people might seek out and enjoy those places. Also I really miss getting further afield and hiking/journaling, so more of that I hope. And finding places locally I can display paintings. And and and.... ;)