Therapeutic Riverwalk painting


Riverwalk Vision, 14x11 oil
I wasn't having a very good day. To recount it might be to give additional weight to it, so I'll just say I was in the need of happiness. I usually tell people to only paint when they are happy so they won't anchor anything but joy to the experience of painting. Even so, I risked it today and painted to GET happy. It worked for the very most part. 'Playing in the colors' as my sister calls it, really helped me focus on line and shape and color and removed my focus from the other experiences. I didn't have time to fuss much, so I might go back and rework some things later, but for now, I'm grateful for my therapeutic painting time this afternoon.

13 comments:

Barbara Pask said...

Hi there, I'm so sorry you had a bad day. The painting is lovely, all of the wonderful colors and the water looks perfect. I think painting should be a happy experience and when I paint I find it hard to think of much else.

Jo Castillo said...

Looks like your therapy worked. This is a great painting. I saw you were going for chocolate.... I will drink to that. Ha. Take care. Hugs....

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

It's working for me. Looking at your beautiful painting is making me happy.
Don't let the bad stuff get you down.

Thinking of you and sending all good things.

xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Diana Marshall said...

Hi Susan,
Sorry to hear you had a bad day, glad that you were able to paint yourself happy, isn't painting wonderful! Love the painting too, hope things will get better and you will be back to being your cheerful ol self.

Marian Fortunati said...

Hope you feel better very soon....

And the painting???? It's happy!!!

Rosemary said...

So sorry you had a "down day" and weren't you wise to paint it away!! Happy colors and I agree with Barb, the water moves! Hope all is well with you now!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Was that why I was "draggy" yesterday? Getting those feelings floating around?

Love this painting. Several years ago, I did the river walk with my daughter. I have great memories of that time.

Joanna said...

Mmmmm...pretty.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

I really like this one. IT is original. Composition great. Wish I could say I only got to paint when I was in a good mood!

Gwen Bell said...

Hope the Painting Therapy worked for you because it certainly worked for this beauty! Those colors are fabulous and I love the twinkle lights and the way everything recedes toward the bridge and under the canape of trees. Has a really great feeling to it!

Jimmie said...

Your painting of the river is pure San Antonio. Super.

painterchum said...

Some one said if we dont get any bad days, we'd never appreciate the good ones. Hope your sun comes back again soon. Nice Riverwalk painting Susan.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Funny how that works, huh? Good for you. I have tried to 'paint through' tough times, but I'm so distractible that I veer off into my own mind.