Do You Remember When, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn.

I told myself last week I was going to take a couple of weeks off from painting. I had been going at it with few breaks for several months. I’d find myself starting to go down into my studio and stopping myself. It was tempting, but I knew I needed some time away from my work.

But then, this morning as I was cleaning up, getting ready for a week’s visit from Tamar and Damian starting Tuesday, I decided to put a few little touches, some needed changes, to a five foot square painting I have now over my piano. I put on my painting gloves, brought the yellow paint upstairs and went to it. It felt so good, I decided to continue in my studio on some nearly finished paintings for the rest of the morning. So much for my resolve not to paint for a couple of weeks!


About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.
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2 Responses to Do You Remember When

  1. sue says:

    This painting is because you felt it–not because you thought you should be painting. And there’s a big difference in the result.

    • leyaevelyn says:

      I doubt if I could paint thinking I should be painting. This culture doesn’t support making art very well. It is definitely a act of the compulsive nature!

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