Monday, 7 January 2013

Fifteen Minutes of Peace

Hello all!
The holidays are over and we're back to normal working this week.

Sometimes life gets so busy, its hard to find time for painting, so I made a conscious effort to spend some time with my brushes last week. I was painting only for fifteen minutes at a time, enough to make a difference to a piece of paper, not so much that I felt I was neglecting other things.

This is the painting that resulted.It was inspired by a painting in one of my numerous art books.

Fifteen Minutes of Peace


and here, in stages, you can see how each 15 minutes built up to the finished work.






I wish you all a wonderful new year, with time enough to paint!
xx

19 comments:

  1. It is a lovely restful painting Pat, your 15 minutes of peace in your work and so nice to see the stages too.

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  2. Happy New Year, Pat!
    What a wonderful work!! So quick and very beautiful. Wow, amazing. Keep up. I hope 2013 will be a wonderful year for you.
    Best wisehs, Sadami

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  3. Happy New Year Pat. Loving the step by step and the finished piece. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I think that was the best-spent 15 minutes I've ever seen! I love when that happens! This is so beautiful, Pat, and I think spending longer time on it would have totally changed the feel of it. This quick painting is special because of the quickness in which it was rendered and the fleeting inspiration that made you create it. Like a bird's cry on the wind that is heard and then gone, but you've captured it!

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  5. It's a lovely painting, Pat. It's good that you could find 15 minutes several times. All the best for 2013!

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  6. It's beautiful Pat! It looks very much like the quay and waterside where I live, marsh that's covered by tidal waters.
    Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment.
    Happy New Year dear friend! xx

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  7. It's hard to get back in to the swing of things after a break isn't it? But what a great painting to kick off your new year!
    Happy New-Year Pat :0)

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  8. I love the 15 minute breakdown photos, Pat. Good for you for disciplining yourself to get those precious minutes.

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  9. I love the way the clouds are reflected in the water! Thanks for sharing the process, Pat.

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  10. It's so pretty. Maybe that's how I should do things, 15 minutes at a time. I never seem to get enough time to spend on crafting

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  11. I like seeing the stages. You get so much done in fifteen munutes! Me, I'd still be thinking about which brush to use in fifteen minutes! LOL Lovely painting!

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  12. It's really beautiful Pat! Happy New Year!

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  13. Oh Pat!That's truly lovely...so peaceful too....

    Wishing you,Missy and everyone at home a very Happy New Year from all of us here :)

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  14. That's a significant accomplishment for 15 minute blocks of painting. It's both a beautiful painting & a revelation to me of what can be done in that time frame.

    You have given me a much needed inspiration in my goal to start painting again. Thank you!

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  15. This is a lovely painting Pat and a very inspirational post for me. I so often find myself with only 15-30 minutes and waste them as I don't think it's long enough to do anything useful. But I should be doing the same as you and put down a little bit of paint whenever I can. Thank you. ;)

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  16. Dear Pat - this just shows what a wonderful 15 minutes each day can produce. It is a truly peaceful painting. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful, Pat! So glad you are back... and your painting is a little burst of inspiration. I can handle 15 minutes. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  18. Good moment of peace! Arianna

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  19. Hello Pat:) A beautiful painting! I love this fresh landscape. It has a beautiful depth. Nice start for the new year:)

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