Saturday, September 17, 2011
Another late night
In bed at 1:30. Tough to get up at 7:30. Frustrated by a sore throat for the last few days. This afternoon meeting friends for tea at The Ritz. Should be memorable. We are trying to arrange a visit to a jazz club tonight. Right now I'm sipping my cafe au lait at a stand up bar in the Latin Quarter.
- Beth Collins
- Portland, Oregon, United States
- I am a woman of a certain age finding myself driven to create art and currently painting landscapes in oils. I’m inspired by the beauty found in nature, particularly the landscapes of Oregon. I love the challenge of a blank canvas, in choosing the colors, lines and contrast to communicate emotion and mystery. I’m drawn to the zing of complementary colors, the power of light against dark, the weight of lines and their ability to lead the viewer through a painting. What is beyond the road, what lies just over the horizon? These all draw me in and keep me coming back to the studio. There is always a challenge awaiting, always a need to push further, to expand my skills and stretch against my comfort level.