There is nothing more satisfying to me than a brush across a
smooth sheet of paper. I push against the edges of the picture plane as if it
contains four walls. I work with creating lines. I also use combinations of
three colors which I assign tonal hues. I build layers of vivid colors where
forms emerge and recede and others are pulled into the foreground. As I work, I
never stop thinking of these elements. There is no greater harmony to me then
when the struggle of arranging the composition is complete.
I had the pleasure of writing a guest post for Katey Howes who is host of Kateywrites - a blog about children's literature, parenting and much more. Among many things, she writes an excellent Raising Readers weekly post. Her blog is a terrific source for ideas and exploration about kid literature and how parents can encourage reading and creativity at home. I raise a virtual cheer to Katey who is an inspiration! http://kateywrites.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/raisingreaders-monday-guest-helen-n-hill/