© Nora Kasten
Oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas (11-1/2"x11-1/2") July 1, 2012
"Just to be painting is my goal right now and I'm certainly surprised how each painting turns out. I might be able to salvage this painting but have decided not to and just take the lessons learned to go on to the next one.
"Plumbago" was created totally with the palette knife to give me the loose, impressionistic look that I'm after . . . . . that's ok. The big problem here is too many values when 4 or 5 would have been best to create a dramatic "center of interest" that I always strive for.
The excitement and joy of painting again at this stage in my life is most refreshing. It is a new beginning though and I'm having to relearn or remember so much that used to be second nature to me."