Friday, October 03, 2008

It's Getting Chilly Outside

Today was the first day that it really hit me that Summer is over and Winter is on it's way. Although it was sunny it was a very blustery day and there are lots of leaves flying off the trees even as I type. To put a positive spin on it I did spend some time outside tidying up the garden and when I felt a chill in my bones (aka- arthritis flaring up) it was time to head inside and work on some art.

I've mentioned previously that it's usually around this time of year I start to get a hankering for doing still lifes and lately I've been doing quite a few, even taking a stab at doing some of my own compositions. One of these still lifes, in a fledgling phase, can be seen below:

"Basket of Temptation" ACEO
Coloured pencil on Mi-Teintes
Copyright Rita Woodburne

It's farther along than this but I'd like to save that for another post and touch again on my van Gogh/ Vermeer project (no, I haven't abandoned it).

At this time of year it also hits me, as I'm sure it does many others, that the year is almost over.

Where the heck did the time go??

Who knows, but what I do know is that now is also the time that I'll be reviewing my artistic goals for 2008 for the last time and see what I accomplished, what I haven't accomplished, what can be abandoned and what can be carried over into next year.

So this week-end I'll be doing just that and more. I'll be giving thought to what I'd like next year to look like and I'll be making a mini plan of attack for what I can accomplish during the remainder of this year.
As a sneak peek for a series of ACEO's I've been working on that are pertaining to my van Gogh/ Vermeer project I offer up this little diddy:

"Midnight Wind" ACEO
Coloured pencil on Mi-Teintes
Copyright Rita Woodburne

Have a super week-end, dear reader, and enjoy the fine weather while we can. Until next week!


Ann said...

I like your still lifes, the pumpkins are great and this one with the apples looks like another winner. Of course the horse is beautiful too! It's getting chilly here too. Makes me wonder the same thing - where did the year get to and what are my plans now? Great post!

Rita said...

Thanks Ann!

It seems like this year just flew by and at this point it just feels like I didn't get as much accomplished as I would've liked to. Maybe a new plan is in order? ;)