Friday, January 9, 2015

New Direction

Getting ready for the  New Year! 



Last year had some real highs and lows.  The lows took me away from painting while dealing with a parent with Alzheimer's.  The high was hiking in Arizona, seeing Sedona and taking a painting workshop.

Now after a long absence from painting I am faced with the nagging "how long will it take to get back to were I was?"   My plan is to start with value studies first and do Notan drills.   I think it is more of a head thing right now, once I get rested and unpacked things should start to fall into place.

Thank You for your support.
Happy Painting!

17 comments:

  1. Jackyln, It's so good to see your paintings again! Things will fall back in place once you are settled and less distracted. It won't take as much time as you think. I too had a crazy year that took me away from painting. Coming back was a struggle at first, then it fell in place. I started with value studies also, and PKR videos. It helped a lot. Love this little landscape. Your marks are always amazing!

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    1. Cathy,
      What do I say to such great encouragement?
      I wrestled with sharing what has been going on personally, but decided it was better than people thinking I was just lazy! Your sharing about getting back to your painting means a lot! Thank You!

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  2. Sorry to hear about your woes. I love this painting and I don't think it will take you long to feel comfortable again. It's like riding a bike. I'm particularly looking forward to your Notan.

    If it helps, I'm having an ART PARTY over at my blog where you can post your work and/or vote and encourage the other artists. There are also prizes.
    www. paintamasterpiece. blogspot .com

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    1. Sea,
      I'm starting back at square one and hope to get back in the swing soon!
      Thank you for your encouragement!

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  3. Good Luck Jacklyn! Plein air looks and sounds good to me!

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    1. JanettMarie,
      Thank You for the Good Wishes!

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  4. Welcome Back Big Sister!! New Year clean slate! Rest up, hugs to the kids and Bryan and I am so looking forward to seeing new stuff from you! I love it! Your biggest fan!! ;) Cindy

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    1. Dear Biggest Fan,
      I can always count on you to encourage me or give me a kick to get going.
      Both are needed!

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  5. Lost my mother to alzheimers in 07. Very hard to go through. Love this painting. here's hoping 2015 will be better for you and your family and your art.

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    1. Sharon,
      I wrote something about this above.
      I didn't know whether to write about something so personal that had been going on for so long, or let people just think I was lazy? That is why I finally wrote about it. I am sorry your lost your Mother in such a way. Thank you for your Good Wishes!

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  6. Jacklyn, I hope you know you have our love and support...and your fans await your future paintings!!!

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  7. Meredith,
    Thank YOU for your very sweet and understanding message.

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  8. Jacklyn, I spent some time blog surfing today and just saw this. Your passion for art and determination to get back at it, is inspiring. I hope you're beginning to feel caught up now. I'm enjoying your beautiful paintings and your postings. Blessings to you!

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    1. Terri, I am sorry I haven't responded to your wonderful comment. It just goes to show how out-of-it I have been. Thank You for your amazing support!

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