Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Working Large, Out of my Element daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

Out of my Element, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"

Yesterday in the studio one of the other artists commented that my work seemed to be getting larger. I've always worked larger in the summer, when the number of visitors and interruptions was less. In my small home studio the only time I could fit a large canvas in was when I wasn't dragging paintings in and out every weekend for the outdoor shows. Now in a larger studio/ gallery as part of the Artist Colony at the Esplanade, I have a little more space, but with the number of visitors down the summer is still a great time for making larger pieces.

I've had one such piece for over a year, and need to get back to it. I've brought it out recently, and it has received some nice comments. What's holding me back?

My inspiration for the piece is still strong. It's a nice Everglades piece. I look at it every day, and think about the under-developed palms and the fact that it just needs to show a little more distance. Still, when I pick up my brush I work on something else.

There, I've told you about it. Now I'm going to have to get busy. Ask me about it when you visit, and I'll show you my progress.


Susan Roux said...

Good luck! It does us some good to leave our comfort zone. Hope you're already getting started!

bed frame said...

I can say that you are getting better and better. Imagine you are now going to the next step. I am sure that you will do better in that stage. You are a great artist.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

You are right, leaving our comfort zone almost always causes growth! Thanks, Susan

Thanks for your kind words, bed frame. I try to study a little eah day. Glad you stopped by!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...