Saturday, March 4, 2017

Room With Rabbits and Hares

Room With Rabbits and Hares
mixed media on panel 6 x 8 inch

In the last post I showed a picture of a small painting in progress that I was working outside on a beautiful day, and this is the finished piece. A long time ago I took photos of rabbits at the Kansas State Fair with the intention of painting them, but never did.  That is until now.  There are rabbits in every decor store you walk into right now and that is what prompted this painting..the fun bunny decor and the memory of all the rabbits at the fair.  Hundreds of them!

 We have had many beautiful days lately, which is wonderful.  The downside is that I don't get a lot of painting done when the weather is nice.  I find it difficult to be still.  Does anyone else have that problem?  

I am also experiencing some form of artist's block.  To combat this, I have been revisiting old paintings as well as some old photographs.  For some reason this helps me resist feeling blah about my block.  I know it happens to every artist, so I am just trying to roll with it. What do you do when you need to get your creativity flowing again?

It has been great to see so many of you on Facebook and Instagram.  If you are new on those sites, please come find me... search for lisagrahamart.  I would love to see you there.

Until next time...

♥ Lisa

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting! Every week I hear a new birdsong and the sun
    stays up longer. I usually go with the temptation and stay outside.
    I also depend on sketchbooks to inspire me during low energy times.
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you Patty. I am excited for spring also. We had such a mild winter here with warm temperatures and a lot of sunshine. Our rose bushes are already sprouting leaves!

      I love the idea of going to sketchbooks for inspiration. Or perhaps just sketching period would do the trick.

      Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Dear Lisa - it has been some time since I visited. This painting is wonderful and it looks like you are finding your way out of artist's block. Sometimes life as well as weather can affect each of us differently. When it warms up and the flowers start to bloom that seems to be the time I want to paint instead of in the winter. Like you though it is hard for me to be indoors when spring arrives and there is so much to do. Seems like one is always torn deciding what is important and what can be left undone. Take care and have a fabulous day. Hugs!

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    1. Hello Debbie! It's so nice to see you here again and thank you. I often do paint outside on the patio when the weather is nice. Lately my problem is not knowing what to paint. I just don't FEEL like doing it. Perhaps my creative brain just needs a vacation. :)

      I really am happy you dropped by. xo

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  3. This sweet painting makes me smile. Thank you.
    My girls had bunnies, bunnies and more bunnies when they were younger. One of them moved out and left two bunnies behind. Those bunnies were crazy about sitting on the couches, grabbing potato chips right out of my hand and cozying next to me while munching the stolen chips.
    Your block will break. You'll be on your way again. xo

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    1. Thank YOU, Carole. For giving me the image of the potato chip-stealing bunny. Love it!!!

      xoxo

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  4. Love this painting. Makes we want to set up the guest room as the bunny and hares room!

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    1. You should do just that Toni!!! Thanks so much for your comment.

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  5. Your interiors are so inviting. I feel like I am walking in the room and am going to sit down and enjoy that cup of tea which is waiting for me. The colors are soothing which is calming after I chase these little rascals away from my new shoots!
    This painting doesn't show painters block so it is in the "getting to do it " and not the actual doing it.
    Any time away or a major disruption to my routine can make it hard to get back into the creative flow, but just turning up and working - like what you are doing, is what art makers who have to make deadlines, do the world over. The creative mind is not on the clock - as an Art Director used to love saying, but the hands are!
    Instagram is good for picture looking and getting a following, but no dialog to get to know the artist. I like both. Hope you emerge from your block soon, my friend.

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    1. I loved everything you said Julie. Laughed at the picture of chasing the "rascals" around the room in my mind. Ha ha!!
      Also what you said about turning up and working is such good advice and I took it yesterday, actually painting all day. It was great...as are you, Julie! Thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement!

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  6. Nice space you've painted, wonderful blue sofa and cozy bunny pillows. Makes me want to move in. xox

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    1. Well come on in my friend! :)

      Thanks so much Corrine! xo

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  7. Utterly charming and inviting!

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    1. Thank you kindly! I loved your bedroom painting...the lighting and atmosphere are so soothing. Nothing wrong with lime green walls, so if you ever decided to actually paint them that way, it would work!

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  8. Gorgeous painting Lisa!! For me, when I have a block, I put down painting completely. I don't want to force the creative process. I usually go outside (garden), clean, meditate or even look at other artists I like, until things start going again! Big Hugs!

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  9. That is really great advice Stacy and often that works for me too. It feels wise not to force it because when I do, I don't like the results.

    Thank you so much for your kind words! xo

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