I just started painting in the last eight years and I have to say it brings me so much joy. I love to play all day just exploring texture and color. Painting brings me flow like no other experience. Especially during this time I love to escape and paint as much as possible.
You can also find me on redbubble in my shop. A few years back my son told me to join and I thought if he thinks it’s cool it must be and so I did. I have donated hundreds of pieces of my art , because I believe in giving back and the truth be told I just had too much art. I got on a violin painting kick during covid19. I love everything about the violin, the way it looks, the way it sounds and especially the way it can be painted. It was an opportunity to donate some to those who love the violin as much as I do.
I hope you too find something during this time that can bring you as much joy as painting brings me.
2 thoughts on “Painting For Pleasure”
I’m not at all surprised by the beauty and the sense of joy that flows through those paintings and the rest of your work here on your blog. Your mention of the theme of violins immediately made me think of Leonoard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love,” which I can hear as I look at your paintings, particularly the opening lines, which seem so heartbreakingly timely and timeless:
“Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love”
Here’s a link to one of my favorite versions:
And here’s a link to numerous variations on the theme:
Leonard Cohen always writes beautiful music. Thanks for sharing, had not heard this one.