Thursday, January 29, 2009


Colour studies, average 3" x 2"

Working on pulling together some ideas that have been bubbling - its going to mean a lot of experimentation and play in order to pull it off. Feeling a bit like stepping off the edge of a cliff as I am not sure how to even start. And I suffer
from vertigo!


Robyn said...

Wow, these studies are little gems, Anita. Now I'm intrigued as to what you are planning.

If I ever manage to get out painting en plein air, I think I have finally realised coloured thumbnails would probably be a good idea.

Vertigo - awful, it comes and goes I find. Stress doesn't do much for it! I've never been able to work out why I don't feel it in an aircraft.

Billie Crain said...

why not see your ideas as an adventure and not as a risk? whatever you are brewing up, i'm anxious to see it!

vivien said...

looking interesting :>)

go for it!

I don't like heights but like you flying doesn't bother me

Jeanette said...

I like working out little pieces like this. Its a way of putting the ideas into reality.

These snippets make me want to see more. When is the secret revealed?

Start with the first step. All the rest will follow. And you won't fall.

Kim said...

very delicate and subtle Anita :)
lovely new avatar pic too!!!
I can relate to the vertigo haha as I'm now living on the top floor of an apartment block...aghhh!

Anita said...

Robyn - quite fun doing little thumbnails. Really makes you think about what is essential in the picture!

Billie - it is an adventure, you're right!

Vivien - flying doesn't bother me either. Put me in a plane/helicopter and turn it upside down and it doesn't bother one bit!

Jeanette - its forecast for rain over the weekend so I may have playtime on this idea.\

Kim - lovely to hear from you - hope you are all settled into your new home! said...

Anita, finally I find you blog !!
For now just to express my gratitude for all your wonderful comments about my art.
My very best wishes.

Lisa Lorenz said...

Oh I love the delicay of these...anxious to see more of this experiment and where it brings you. I know the vertigo..I have that too! have a great weekend Anita! xxx

Anita said...

Alex - thank you so much for taking the time comment. Being able to see work like yours is so inspiring.

Lisa - thank you! I am waiting to see what comes of the experiment too!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Delightful soft studies in Vertigo and latest post, which I could not access the comments page for some reason to tell you how much I loved these little works of art in their own right. Look forward to seeing where they lead you in the end.

Anita said...

Joan - I have such fun doing these little pieces. Hope my ideas come together as I see them in my mind.

tlwest said...

very cool! Having fun!>???? These Little things are so scary for me too

Anita said...

Terri - yes! These are fun!

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