|"Traverse," acrylic on canvas. 24 X 30 inches|
Well, I thought that I might be able to pull this blog up out of the dust, but life is just too crazy. Perhaps I will just put tiny thoughts down and post a few images for now. I am not taking 'professional' photos of the work yet. These are just iPhone snap shots of the paintings on easels in the studio space.
On the right, is one of my recent paintings. I completed this about a week ago and it is no longer on the easel in my studio as pictured here in this quick snapshot on my iPhone. It is sitting on the hearth of my fireplace along with a basket holding a blanket.
Here are a few more snapshots of some recent work. The first one is an older painting that I took back into the studio for a few changes. Sorry....the pic isn't centered, but hey, it's the best I got for ya now!
|"Finding Answers" - Acrylic on canvas. 3 x 5 ft.|
|Mood Disorder, Acrylic on canvas 3 feet by 5 feet.|
I've have two paintings in progress in the studio. I just took this quick snapshot of them sitting side by side.
The long, tall canvas is just in the beginning stages. I like to put a background of color down to start. I just let myself paint and try not to over think the choices. I know that most of it will be covered up in the end.
The large, square painting has three layers of paint at this point. I started with straight-out-of-the-tube color in a block style,
Then painted a wash over and added a few opaque areas of white.
Yesterday, I covered the surface with gesso and created a mottled surface with plastic bags.
Here are a few more detailed snapshots of the surface texture.
I will be putting some sort of wash over this surface soon and add some imagery. Still pondering on this one.
So that is it for now. My personal life is spinning all around currently, so you will have to excuse my lack of consistency and not-so-great photos. It's all I can do right now. I'm okay with that. Hope you are too!
Favorite quote this week: In dreams and in love, there are no impossibilities.