Monday, March 5, 2012

europe painting, mini watercolor and picasso

Good morning fellow bloggers of the world! :-)

I'm still working on my Europe painting
but i thought i'd post anyway.

There's way too much blue in this as it is...

I plan on finishing it this week
so i'll post the final pic soon.

You'd think i'd be so tired of blue... :-)

I did this mini watercolor of the ocean and sky (about 3" x 4").

The ocean here is still covered
with frozen ice and snow,
but i'm dreaming of the days
where I walk barefoot in the sand again. 

I love doing small formats.
They take very little time,
and small doesn't mean it's any less art.


It used to bother me
that i didn't have a particular style 
when it came to art.

Then I remembered Picasso.

We know Picasso from paintings like this...

or this...

but he also did this...

and this...

and this...

and this incredible drawing...
study of a torso. 

So if any of you feel like i do sometimes,
like you're jumping from one thing to another
from one style to another -

Remember Pablo Picasso
and keep painting and drawing your little heart out.

Wishing you all a wonderful week! 


  1. Love your painting ~ very creative and well done ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

  2. This whole post made my little heart happy. I sometimes feel the same way as you about my style(s)...I just like (and want to learn) so many things, you know? p.s. your mini watercolor packs a powerful punch--love it!

  3. Great post! (I confess I prefer the more traditional Picasso.) Can hardly wait to see the end result of your painting and I love the small ocean painting, too. :)

  4. Your Europe painting feels magical :). I like your style, non-style as I can't be pinned to a style either. I love so many different forms of art and so many diverse artists that I just create what intrigues me, inspires me and makes me happy at the time. I recently told my sister, if I ever have a gallery show (lol), that I'd need many rooms to hold the different forms of art I enjoy creating.
    Stay inspired!

  5. I really like your Europe painting. It has a magical feel. It's important to try out different styles. Nobody says that an artist has to stay with only one style! I like Picasso's blue period paintings. :-)

  6. The word lyrical comes to mind when experiencing this new painting. Very nice!

  7. I love your mini watercolor!

  8. Hello Pauline, your painting is looking really good!! It's got this clean and clear feel, it's really quite a piece, beautiful!

  9. Your Europe painting is lovely!

    Also, thank you for sharing the paintings by Picasso. You taught me something today, I did not know Picasso did a more realistic style of work.

  10. I think many great artists experimented with different styles. Seems like you are in your blue period now, no? Lovely!

  11. Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

    Yes Gina, maybe i am in my blue period!
    Rita, I prefer the more traditional Picasso as well. :-)
    Cat, when in doubt, you're never alone.

  12. I like jumping from one style and material to another. This way there's always something that fits my (many) moods. :-)

  13. Love this post... very inspiring!! :]
    Without a doubt, I agree.
    I love hopping around from one medium to another, dancing to a different beat, and singing a different tune while creating a million different art & crafts.
    I'm out of breath now... LOL
    Life is never dull this way!! ((hugs))

  14. Oh I really love this! And I don't think it has too much blue at all. I'm trying to guess where this could be. It reminds me of Austria, somehow. I also bothers me at times that I don't have a distinct style, but on the other hand, I like to experiment and try out new things. I also remember a local artist who was very in many years ago. I liked his distinctive style, but after after a time, I got really bored. Everything just always looked exactly the same, year after year. It's much better to develop than stand still.

  15. Pauline, your paintings are super. Inspiring too. I found this by Picasso and, I really liked it..."We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it." [Picasso] And, keep doing what we love.
    Thank you for visiting and commenting.

  16. Thank you! That is actually just what I needed to hear! I feel like I have been all over the place lately, no matter how I try to focus on a style. This actually eased my mind.

    Have a great day!

  17. Ahhhhh! I've just been reading what I missed while I was away and enjoying it all and wanting to comment on almost every post! But I will restrain myself. Firstly, I only heard of Coeur de Pirate recently and really love her! So thank you for the reminder. And also thank you for the reminder that Picasso was a total painting dilettante (is that the word I mean?!) ~ makes me feel much better about my unpredictable paintings. AND I love all the work you've been doing! Yay! It's good to be back.

  18. The Europe painting is awesome, and that second simple blue piece is just perfect... how could you get sick of blue... that is just crazy talk there missy and I'll have none of that... blue is soooo important it isn't funny... as to that torso sketch...insane skills that man had ... love Picasso... and thanks for sharing...xx

  19. Nice blog. You may be interested on a post on the Picasso exhibition currently in Sydney that is going to Toronto in April.

  20. oh fab post. I do think of him from time to time when I struggle with my own style, or lack of style!!!