Lynn Ricci's Musings

The Need to Paint

I awoke this morning, very early, due to a rabbit in the yard.  How could a quiet rabbit wake someone?  Anyone with a young, active dog and a glass door in their bedroom can tell you it's possible. Fenway, our springer spaniel, began a low growl which woke me just in time to see the object of his attention and before the barks erupted that sent ole Peter Rabbit scurrying to and fro.  It was 4:45AM. So, instead of my last hour of sleep, I was able to watch the sun come up, the sky change colors, the light  stream...


Capture What Inspires You

"I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious." -- Andrew Wyeth

As I have mentioned, I work.  Yes, in an office.  Full time. Not the most glamorous or creativeImage of environments yet there are days that I see inspiration all around me at the office.  Magnolia and Dogwood trees in the springtime outside of my office, in shades of pink, cream with the vibrant new green of early spring.  A winter sunset that fills the sky with blazing oranges and...


Does a Creative Mind Have Internal Competition?


Colorful Great Whites

Image ImageI just returned from our annual family vacation to Chatham, MA.  In years gone by, we stayed at a great resort by the beach - Chatham Bars Inn - but as my sons have grown, and we needed more space, renting a house has been the best way to go.  Now, I don't look for a house by the beach like you might think. . . I look for one in the small village area.  I find its best so that...


Jack the Giant Slayer and The Ides of March

Last week I kicked off this blog, and in doing so, announced I was off to start a new painting.  I quickly discovered I needed to go shopping for canvas, paint and a few new brushes (an artist can never have enough brushes). I returned home and searched for a photograph to paint and when I finally selected one, it was too late to get started. Instead I left all my new materials and printed photographs out for the next morning and had a hot fudge sundae with the kids. [caption id="attachment_104" align="alignleft" width="300"]DSC01944