Friday, June 7, 2013

Rabbit's Cottage - New Watercolour



Yes, this is a new watercolour, but it is also a reworking of a picture I made about a year ago that I called Rabbit's Garden. At that time, when I painted Rabbit's Garden, I also started this one which is about twice the size. I wasn't sure which one was going to work but I was curious to see if I could get this larger version off the ground. However I felt at the time that the smaller one was looking stronger so I completed it and put this one away. I recently pulled it out again and felt as though I was now ready to pick up where I left off with it.

For the past year or so I have been working through the most horrendous creative block. You've probably noticed posts going up and coming down as I search for a path out of this wilderness and try to get around whatever it is that's keeping me from moving forward. I feel, for now at least, as though completing this picture is a step in the right direction.

Thanks for bearing with me.

More soon.


8 comments:

WOL said...

So, go back through your blog and gather up all your Gwelph (sp?) posts, start sorting them out and start on a guidebook. It's a fascinating little village. You've got a treasure trove there.

Wayward Harper said...

LOVE it!(ooh and I love the idea Gwelf guidebook!) And don't worry you'll get inspired again - I've also had a similar sort of year, no fun at all, but I'm trying new things with my art and slooowly dragging my way out of my hole! :P

Larry MacDougall said...

WOL - you are so on the money. That's pretty much what I am thinking. I don't know why I ever left Gwelf, but it's been "a long and winding road" I can tell you - to quote PM. Thanks WOL. :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks WH. I appreciate the support and it's nice to know I'm not the only one stuck in the mud - good luck to both of us.

Barbara-Helen Hill said...

The painting is wonderful and I too am stuck with my art. I remember stuck in the mud, 1 rubber boot coming off and having to tell mom I didn't know where it was when I showed up at the door with one muddy sock and a cold wet foot. We will all become unstuck - my art is changing directions as well. bh

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks BH - The worst thing you can do is give up. I find that leaving the sketchbook and getting into the journal to be a good idea. It's surprising how a little personal writing can really help. Good luck.

Tessa said...

Still, lóts of talent...

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Tessa :)