Energy in Motion

After a very frustrating night, I had a ton of energy to expel and since it was cold and snowy outside I picked up my paintbrushes and went at it.

I painted page after page and when I was done, I felt so much better.

Here is the work of the last 12 hours:

I wanted to try watercolours in a different way (for me that is!), so this is what I did by hardly using any paint at all.  Not what I was trying for  :(
8x12 on watercolour paper
Letting it all hang loose!  This one felt REALLY, REALLY good to paint.  lol
8x12 on watercolour paper


Oh how I love flowers :)
8x12 on watercolour paper

This one isn't even dry yet!
12x8 on watercolour paper


Attempt #1 - couldn't get this to look like I wanted it to.
8x12 on watercolour paper

Attempt #2 - This I like better, it's kind of in the same style as the sparrow painting, loose & structured at the same time.
8x11 on watercolour paper

It sure felt good to let out all that frustration - wish I'd thought of doing this years ago!  Much more productive and fun.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Linking to:

Paint Party Friday
Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Sketches
I heart nap time

39 comments:

  1. You used two of my least favourite words, cold and snowy LOL.

    These are wonderful Anne. What a terrific way to escape and work off some frustrations.

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  2. How wonderful!!! Are any of them for sale?

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  3. I'd sell any of these if anyone wanted to buy one. :)

    Thanks for the compliments!

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  4. Your work is so beautiful. Do you have a shop on Etsy?

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  5. I'm so glad I could be an inspiration to you! The painting you did is beautifully your own! It's so fun to see other peoples techniques. I LOVE that second one you did!

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  6. These are beautiful, Anne. I've had those moments before. A good way to let loose of things pinned up inside. I love the first one the most. Really moves me personally.

    Happy SS! :)

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  7. These are wonderful! Magical feeling to them! ~thanks, namaste, Carol ^_^ Happy SS and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  8. wow, what a fabulous burst of inspiration (frustration)....whatever it takes!

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  9. Wow, cold and snowy brrrrr....it's been lovely weather here, really mild and sunny...unusual for this time of year.... love your paintings...

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  10. i love how you let art be your healer, your therapy, your fun and i can see it in each piece.

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  11. I especially like the second one and the trees with snow but even moooorrre...I love the foto on your sidebar of your sweet cat and dog lounging together...ahhhhh sweet!

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  12. these are all lovely! I really like the energy and looseness of the 2nd one! Beautiful!

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  13. I LOVE the first one!! So great! I'm stopping in to say hi and tell you your comment on my page made me smile! Thanks! New follower here!

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  14. After all this fun, you must on top of the world. Isn't it great what art does for our psyche. Really neat paintings.

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  15. Oh these are fantatic!! What medium did you use on the watercolour paper?
    Love the feel of them.

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  16. Oh Anne, you are so talented! The paintings are beautiful! Feels like I am looking through pages of a picture book. All it need is a story line :)

    xoxo
    Myric

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  17. @Jehanne's doodles It's a mix of watercolour paint & acrylics (mostly because I only have a couple of tiny trial tubes of watercolour paints - not much of a colour selection, lol)

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  18. oh my gosh you have been busy, I know what its like to have a wave of creative energy, all the ideas trying to come out and put on canvas,, you have a beautiful style, I love it all but I like the loose too, I'm exoerimenting with the loose style more now,, it is like you said, lots of fun, pure enjoyment

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  19. Thanks for sharing your thanksgiving thoughts. I am so thankful to my blogging friends! I always enjoyed your make-overs and paintings :) Keep Inspiring! :)

    xoxo
    Myric

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  20. all great therapy...the flowers are my fav!
    cheers, dana

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  21. I like them all, really no movement in them. Saludos

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  22. Loving them all, you have worked hard. Happy PPF and have a great weekend. x

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  23. all great therapy...the flowers are my fav!
    cheers, dana

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  24. Wow! You got a lot of fun things done this go-round. My fave is Squirrel #2, and the first snow scene. Happy PPF

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  25. nothing beats the therapeutic value of putting paint to paper... best way to fix everything in the world is to paint and this is a great series of work... I love how productive yo are when you get into it and you can see your style shining through!!!

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  26. Great way to beat frustration and what a haul!

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  27. Love them all. Nice job. Happy PPF and weekend.

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  28. Thank you for the kind encouragement on my blog...
    You did such a nice job... I really love the one with all the movement and the first one.. I would love to step into that first one.
    Dreamy.
    T

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  29. so much fun anne! I enjoyed your masterpieces! I love all of them. I am a bit surprised at your watercolor because they seem like acrylic.. i bet you used dry to dry? Thanks for sharing and cheers to you for turning negative into positive!

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  30. Lovely. I'm especially fond of the squirrel paintings since the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series last month! :)

    All the best,
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  31. What a wonderful use of pent-up frustration/energy, Anne. Like Elisa Choi I thought perhaps they were acrylics too, especially the cute little squirrels. I really love the atop one with the meandering fence and snow. Just gorgeous. Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog. Sometimes I post things that really aren't what I wanted, but I just wanted to get in on the Paint Party. Faye

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  32. Wow, they are all fantastic! I guess frustration can be a good thing! Excellent work!!!

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  33. these are fantastic..love the little abstract and that snowy scene...how wonderful to be around snow...that is my dream one day..xxx

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  34. wow, I am loving the second let-it-all-out painting! Really feel this!

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  35. That's what it's all about...feeling good while creating art! Great job!

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  36. I like them all, but especially the definition of the flowers and the sn*w on the trees - just beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  37. I love cold and snowy!! These are all great - I love the limited colour palette but the first one is definitely my favourite!

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  38. I love that you're sharing what you're "processing"; your explorations; the strokes, colours, mediums that you're playing with... it's kind of like sharing bits of your diary ;-) What you're creating is terrific; you're so talented!!
    Victoria

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  39. Awesome paintings Anne! You should get frustrated more often :-) Love your style - I can see you sitting there with your paper & brush & paint and just letting things happen.... :-)

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