learn from the earth

 |  February 6, 2009

learn from the earth oil and mixed media, 12×16 inches

**edited: new photo of painting replaced really bad old photo 3/9/09**

I had the morning for studio time today and when I entered the studio I felt giddy. I was just so excited to be there and opening up my tubs of paint. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. This is a painting that I have been working on a while. It actually was started back in 2007, but the original painting I had in mind never took off. I guess it was waiting all this time for this one. Although my mixed media journal cover that I created a few weeks ago really kicked it into gear. Often my journal covers are prelims to larger paintings.

When I am painting I am in love with the world. I know, I know. So cheesy, but it’s true. I probably need to re-photograph this one. Colors are not quite right. But close enough. And there are bits of glare. Still trying to work on my photographing techniques


Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky ~ Kahlil Gibran


  1. by Lorie M. on February 6, 2009  4:48 pm Reply

    I struggle w/the photographing too..thank God for digital cameras! Your work catches my eye every time. this is just great.

  2. by JonesMoore on February 6, 2009  5:07 pm Reply

    luscious and gorgeous!!

  3. by tangled sky studio on February 6, 2009  5:24 pm Reply

    i like the mid-line division...it's dramatic and beautifully balanced. I also love the time worn/aged look of your pieces bridgette.

  4. by ~Barb~ on February 6, 2009  10:09 pm Reply

    Not cheesy at all! I love it!
    smile. be free. have fun.
    Peace & Love,
    ♥ Barb ♥

  5. by smith kaich jones on February 7, 2009  12:37 am Reply

    I love your giddiness. I am at my absolute artistic best when I am am happy, and when I am painting - when I have found the time & am in the moment - I too am giddy. I must remind myself to breathe. LOL! This is a beautiful piece - you should feel happy!

    :) Debi

  6. by Meri Arnett-Kremian on February 7, 2009  12:04 pm Reply

    Could you bump up the ISO on your digital camera and photograph without a flash? Just a thought. I finally figured out how to do that on mine.

  7. by Tanya Gwen Minnick on February 7, 2009  12:12 pm Reply

    Stunning! So very beautiful and such a wonderful statement..indeed we must learn from the earth.
    You inspire me!

  8. by Angela Wales Rockett on February 7, 2009  12:53 pm Reply

    Lovely painting, Bridgette, just lovely.

    I'm still working on my photographing artwork technique too. It's a lot harder than it looks.

  9. by Jeane on February 7, 2009  2:02 pm Reply

    Bridgette! - learn from the earth - I learn from you! love, love, this!

  10. by wanda miller on February 7, 2009  4:55 pm Reply

    i love everything there is about this painting. wanda

  11. by bridgette on February 7, 2009  11:15 pm Reply

    Thank you all for your comments and support!

    Meri-the flash was turned off. I think I need to reposition my light sources. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

    Thanks Angela. It is harder than it looks! Now that I'm working larger I can't fit them in my scanner bed.

  12. by Dale on February 8, 2009  7:36 am Reply

    this is so very lovely! the tree is beautiful. I am so very inspired by this piece. Great great work, as always Bridgette

  13. by rivergardenstudio on February 9, 2009  10:07 pm Reply

    i Know what you mean about being in love with the world when you are painting. I love "learn from the earth" and your journal cover, and how the smaller work leads to the large. Your gift is beautiful...

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