Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's Play Time

Fall Marigold on the easel ©2009 Dora Sislian Themelis

I'm so happy I had my little tantrum yesterday.  I told myself I was just going to do the things that needed doing and get over it!  Whatever time it took to clear the table, so to speak, I was going to set aside one hour to play.  One hour to just fool around at my desk. 

The other day I had taken a few more photographs in my garden.  I decided to just upload them from the camera and see what I had.  Some photos looked good enough to paint from.  I prefer painting from life, but it was okay for now. 

I chose a photo and took it to my drawing table, squeezed out the colors I was going to use and just got to it.  Without any rhyme or reason I sketched with color on the paper.  No objective other than playing with the brush and the paint.

Can you guess that I ended up spending two and a half hours painting?  By the time I looked up from the watercolor paper, it was already dark outside and I had no idea what time it was.  I was amazed.  Yesterday I was having a hissy fit about not painting and today I was painting!  Talk about a creative u-turn!

Fall Marigold 14x20" Watercolor on 140lb coldpress paper
©2009 Dora Sislian Themelis


  1. Wow! Cool, strong colors! Do More!

  2. Thanks for the great comments! I'm going to keep at because I love these colors, too!


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