EF Watercolor Studio
Peggy Furlin – Watercolor Artist
213 W Madison street (alley)
Lake Mills, WI
(behind lewis station winery)
Peggy FurlinI began my art “journey” as many do. by painting “things”…landscapes, flowers, still lifes. I would research and plan and sketch. I might work from photos or sometimes plein aire. along the way my work began changing…I started adding abstract elements to my subject matter along with fracturing and color shifts. clearly I was looking for something different. It was about that time I tried watercolor canvas…it was my aha moment…my something different…and a new direction.
No more planning, no more photos, no more sketching…no more “things” now I just paint. the canvas knows what it wants. I’m just along for the ride. I’m not saying this was an easy transformation. I just learned to turn off the inner critic…get out of my own way and start making this art.
I’m enjoying the ride.
Georgia O’Keefe said…”I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way…things I had no words for.” I feel the same way.