The Muses Came Through

“Rainclouds and Palms at Sunset”

Acrylic Paint on Canvas Panel

9″ x 12″

L. Gloyd

It took me a few days, but I was able to do what the muses had been nagging me to do:  my first painting in many years.

My stage fright came from wanting to do something too detailed.  I had to tell myself that I didn’t need to have that tightly controlled detail that I can achieve from a digitally created image.  As it was, I did “sketch” the image first in Photoshop combining a couple of photographs I took myself.  I decided to paint an image where I knew I could “let loose” with the paint with broad, sloppy brush strokes.    Here are a couple of  “in progress” images.

Also, I heeded the muses’ advice and just set up an impromptu studio on my bedroom floor.

I forgot how focused I get when I paint.  There I was, squatted in the middle of the floor, listening to NPR, and getting totally lost in the painting.

It was quite a “Zen” experience.

L. Gloyd (c) 2009

10 responses

  1. Excellent! This is pretty good stuff for you bein’ all rusty-like. Good for you, darlin’. Keep painting. I really like it.


  2. The Muses certainly did come through. That painting screams California at me – I love it.

  3. that’s a really striking painting.

  4. Way to go, Lori!! It is a beautimous painting that I can lose myself in. Could be California, could be Hawaii.

    Congratulations on conquering your stage fright!!! Now go forth and create again…and again…

  5. This is a monumental step forward Lori. The muses really have made you push the envelope and we will all look in awe and applaud.

  6. they certainly did, and with such a vibrant picture.

  7. This is great , Lori. Your painting is dramatic and isn’t the dramatic something that Southern California is all about.

    Hey, girl, if I squatted long enough to complete a work of art, I’d need a block and tackle to get me up again.


    1. Who says I didn’t, Vi! LOL!!!!

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you are feeling better.

  8. Fantastic! – what a glorious piece, the energy the fire the light – wonderful, very powerful!
    And yes, isn’t the zen like focus just the best – I get that way when involved in my painting by stitch 🙂

  9. Terrific! And I love the process as well….

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