Covid Creativity: 10Jun2021

by Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

I painted the background blue on this canvas months ago.  I put it away at that point because it wasn’t clear to me what I wanted add.  Two weeks ago I took it out and put in the shadows. Then I was stuck again.  

What really happened was that I became afraid of ruining it, which happens to me often.  Last week I steeled myself and decided I would just go for it.  I added the lighter blue streaks and then, reluctantly, the red.  I loved it!  

After tweaking it until I was satisfied, I posted it on Facebook.  It sold within a couple of hours – first painting I’ve ever sold straight off the easel.  Now to varnish and keep it safe until delivery…

Slipping into the Shadow
Bobi Leutschaft Poitras
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 36 in.

Collectif members, we want your work! Send images of work completed since March 2020 to with up to 100 words/image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling more than a year into the Covid world & how/if creativity helps. Give us informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt and try to include a suitable illustration of some sort. Thank you!


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