Friday, January 29, 2016

Where do you get Inspiration?

 Often I ask other Artists.... where do go for inspiration?.... We are all different...but these are a few of my secrets.... and sometimes I don't know where it will come from....but looking for it is key... 

I think getting out of the studio and spending time with people that inspire you and challenge you, my grandchildren light my fire...and cause creativity to flow out in wonderful ways... I love painting with them and getting them excited about picking up brush and color...they are so free and unafraid of what happens to the paint on the paper...and it is all so fun.... .


 Went to the Art Museum this week..... twice... with two good friends... looking at the Masters....the ones you love is always a great way to get inspiration... go up close and study the brush strokes...talk about the color...the light, the subject... it is fun... you learn so much... 
 Here is Merrit Chase... one of my favorite artists... he was Indiana born...studied in Europe, and painted in NYC...and painted much out on Long Island....where I grew up... maybe that is why I like Him so much..... 
 here is T.C. Steel... fabulous portrait... light and textures that dazzle you and cause you to stand and just admire it... 
another trick of mine is to get a new tool... a new brush, or here I bought some new ink pens...and have had a wonderful time sketching with them... especially since the landscape now in the winter is mostly beautiful silhouettes of naked trees..perfect for pen and in... .So get out of the studio... and search for beauty... it's out there in many forms... let me know what inspires your work...  

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Getting it all together

Hello creative friends! It's so exciting and fun to see all the creative folks out there! To touch people around the world with so much beauty and to be a partner in this great movement is thrilling! I finally figured out how to put all these cool tools together , so they work as a whole . Instagram, blog , Etsy . I may be older than most of you... But I'm not stopping the creative journey! If you want to jump into this journey! Go for it! I will cheer you on !! See you on IG !! laurawinslow.dee on IG, and Etsy is Watercolortales .....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Confessions of a Horrible Blogger

 So I must confess I have not paid  any attention to Blogger for a long time... yikes I think it was last fall I hung out here.... I am so sorry. I have been Jumping around doing all kinds of fun stuff, like
 illustrating books... painting... working on the Etsy shop... filling orders...and being a
 Grandma... my favorite thing besides painting and gardening... by the way... I really miss my garden and flowers... so the other day I broke down and bought some flowers to paint... I really enjoyed that .
Also bought some ink pens....and have enjoyed playing around with permanent black ink with watercolor washes on top... even got my daughter to come over and we tried it together... I think trying new mediums is a great idea.... which reminds me i have an acrylic painting waiting to be 
finished... I need to get back to that... and experiment with opaque colors.. So I think I will put a sign up here in my studio to stop by this Blogger once in awhile and have a chat.... life as an Artist can be
very up and down and around the town .... but I am always putting brush to paper... so will share that with you.. 
Thanks for putting up with me... I really want to do a better job... hope these pictures bring some joy to your day.... and keep creating...whatever you do...