Monday, August 30, 2010

reading and reviewing

I'm reading Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go by Shaun McNiff. So many of Mr. McNiff's words ring true with me that I sent him an email asking permission to quote from the book and he agreed. So, you'll be hearing bits and pieces of it on this blog as I work my way through. "Emanation is a process of one thing emerging from another, and this quality of creation reinforces the importance of working in a series." Last spring I painted a series of four 5 x 7 scenes of sand dunes. Then, a series of four landscapes, then recently, four more. Here they are, all together. Click on the image to enlarge.


  1. Trust the Process is one of my favorite books. I have read and read it over again. It has so much wisdom and has helped me understand and find my own process. Love your landscapes Barbara. They are just beautiful.

  2. It is interesting how books, people, etc. come into your life when you need them. I bought the book a couple months ago and am just now getting around to reading it. So relevant to my current process vs product dilemma. Thanks for your comments on my work. I LOVE your pastel abstracts - so bright, bold and contemplative.