Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer Painting!

As summer approaches, it is time to take some “time out” for ourselves.   When we are relaxing or doing garden work, swimming in the pool or at a picnic at the beach --  new and creative ideas pop into our heads.   These little gems inspire us to create.  
Taking breaks from the studio is a necessary part of growing in our art.
I keep a sketch book with me at all times, and even late at night in bed, I will sketch out new ideas that are inspiring me.
Here’s to inspiration and here’s to great new art this summer!
Happy Painting!

10 x 8, Oil on Board


  1. Une belle approche de l'été avec cette superbe toile... Quoi de mieux qu'un verre de vin en se prélassant?
    Aujourd'hui en France le premier jour de l'été sonne avec la fête de la musique.
    Gros bisous à vous

  2. great orange color Diane. Makes for a joyful look to this one.

  3. Very nice Diane. Love your words on inspiration and relaxation. I have to agree. Most of my painting is done away from the easel. Funny how many problems are solved without a paintbrush in our hands.

    Are you coming to Maine this summer?

  4. Fantastic!
    very nice colors I love your
    paintings they give me inspiration!
    have a nice day

  5. Really delightful! Full of light and movement. Very nice style you have here through your blog.