Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I've been working on a variety of different paintings. But this monochromatic style keeps calling me. And as it gets closer to the holidays it will be difficult not to post those that I'm working on as gifts! This one was intended to be a gift for my daughter, but she kindly agreed to allow me to post it. It was done from a photo taken at her wedding -- is it seven years already??? Can't be... how time flies!

I'm re-visiting The Artist's Way, a book about bringing out your best creative self. It's not just for artists. The foreward explains that all professions have used this program to help make their lives more creative and enjoyable. This is the third time I'm attempting to get through it. Right up front it says that most people quit about half way through due to frustration, anger, or lack of feeling fulfilled by it. I'm much more motivated to complete the program this time. Maybe the third time's a charm?


Anonymous said...

Help me out. Who was it that said, 'If the piece evoked love it couldn't help but be a successful painting (or was it a photo?)', or something like that. I would like to know who it was that said it and how it was exactly worded.

Anyway, this piece quintessentially evokes the essence of love between these two! A posed shot could never do that! I really love it. Nicely done! Susan

Kathleen Eaton said...

Thank you Susan... this was painted from one of my favorite photos from their wedding. It's always better to paint from life, but I was feeling inspired to practice this technique. I couldn't find that exact quote, but here is one that came close:

There must be the... generating force of Love behind every effort destined to be successful. (Henry David Thoreau)

Thank you for the "time out" to search for the source of that quote! It was a great way to start my day.