Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dreaming of Painting

Last night I dreamed I was taking a Nick Simmons workshop. And all my colors were warm colors. I was doing okay but not happy with my work. Nick said, "Well, I thought you loved blues? What are you doing painting all those reds and oranges and browns?"

D'uh!!!

Now, my dear husband said the same thing to me about a week ago.
And this dream reinforced that.

So no more warms for a while. Going back to my cools. We'll see if that helps me dig myself out of this rut I've been in. I've been painting - but have no emotional attachment or concern about anything I'm working on right now - and I miss that attachment that connects you to your artwork.

Cerulean,
Cobalt,
Ultramarine Turquoise,
Quinacridone Rose,
Rhodonite Genuine,
back to the cools I go...

7 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

You are SO on the right track. Now determine what YOU want to paint, to express. Forget the outside challenges, the quests of others. What is important or most interesting to you??? Explore that forever.

Vicki Greene said...

Follow your dreams! Looking forward to you sharing the steps in the journey.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I think we all need to stop and figure out why we are painting what we are painting and if we are really following what is inside, waiting to get out. Every once in awhile I ignore the painting projects in the groups I belong to and just paint something "because". I think this is important to do instead of only painting what the group goals suggest or if you paint commissions what those dictate. Go for it, Rhonda!

RHCarpenter said...

I appreciate the support from all of you! Thanks so much :)

Nick said...

That's called a nightmare. At least it all happens when you're asleep - I get hit with this stuff while I'm awake!

Nick said...

That's called a nightmare. At least it all happens when you're asleep - I get hit with this stuff while I'm awake!

RHCarpenter said...

Nick, being a psych major, I know everyone in my dream is just a facet of myself - so you/I were/was telling myself to get on the stick and get back to the cool blues that make me happy :) Not a nightmare at all!