A journal of the journey of an oil painter (Gail Wendorf), living in Glenfinnan, Scotland; specializing in figurative studies involving music and/or dance, and landscapes.
Monday, 7 January 2013
Autumn Days on the Mhuidhe, 16 x 24 in., oil on canvas, £2,000.00
This post's title, FLOATING, is about the state of mind I've been in since finishing the painting above. Clarity is what I began with in November, and once the painting was done in early Dec., I found myself floating - like in a warm ocean, calm, waiting for the clarity to jell, and inspiration to find itself once again. I think I've been floating for about 6 weeks, not all that long, but long enough! While I'm not swimming hard yet, I'm taking a few exploratory breast strokes as I look around with interest and begin to engage again.
Its not been easy, this floating.... the puritain work ethic is strong in me, and I always find it difficult to 'allow' these quiet times - so necessary in my creative life! Finishing this painting that was begun in October - before my trip to the USA - was part of the journey into floating.... I hope you enjoy it! Now for the next hurdle, to uncover the paints again, and begin to let out all the stored energy of the last 6 weeks.
Trail to Pienmeanach, 12 x 16 in., oil on board, £1,250.00
My oil paintings capture the color, light, passion, and movement of musicians, dancers, and landscapes around the world. Working in the studio, and plein aire, through the use of camera, sketches, and finally oil paint, my work invites you in......to feel the passion and movement, hear the music and laughter, feel the wind or hear the water, or just listen to the peace.