September 6, 2011

The Blank Canvas

So today is "the first day back to school"!  

The memories of starting a new school year whether it was in grade school or high school, or taking my daughter to her first day of kindergarten or her first year of college, bring a mixed feeling of excitement and angst for the unknown to unfold and become known.  

So in honor of new starts this time of year, I am starting a new painting today.  It is a 40" x 60" wood panel.  I am staring at the BLANK WHITE waiting for me... 

It's like standing at the edge of a swimming pool. Some people check the temperature first and sit on the edge for a while dipping their toes, letting the water surround them little by little. 

I like to just jump in...
What do you usually do?

I invite you to check back and see what happens after I jump in!

1 comment:

  1. I love jumping in too. with both feet! Painting is an adventure worthy of that. Those beginning strokes are the best!