|While coming out of a huge creative slump I am trying to remember that the only way my artowrk is going to be created, either good OR bad, is by simply creating. A good way to get over any drought in artistic productivity is to give yourself "assignments" or just simply spend time in your studio milling around. An art project that I decided to take on was simply painting a rose that was waiting for my arrival back to MI this week (it smells amazing and seemed to bloom for days and days); the original rose is pink, but I am painting it yellow instead. Since I know that I can create a painting of a flower this is just like the first post about the lighthouse that I had made for my grandma's Christmas present, and as well a jump start to my creative flow. While I have been working on this small/quick project I remember how much I really do like spending the necessary time with my brushes and pigments (not that there was much question in weither or not I enjoyed painting)! I feel like I can NOT put down the brush all over again... I don't want to walk away from the painting! Feeling good and on the right direction to get momentum again, I thought I would make a simple post letting everyone know they can expect more artwork up soon.|
On another note, who is excited for tax returns? Fortunately, I do not owe anything this year and I am due a refund! Yay for IRS tax refunding!
This is the palette that I have been using the past two days for the painting of the rose. I hope to finish it tomorrow and have it posted!
|So, it has officially been over a week since my last post! I know, I know, I am sorry! Trust me, I feel worse about it than you do! Anyways, for this post, I thought that I would share a painting that most of my family and friends are familiar with since it has been a long, long process finishing this piece. One reason for the lengthy process is that most of the piece has been made with very thin oil glazes using galkyd lite (as I have mentioned in previous posts). I started this painting a while back as a submission for a gallery review (which didn't end in my favor, but it was a great experince). Months and months later, I keep telling myself "since it's almost complete, I am going to finish it," and well... NOW I AM! Most of you would recognize this painting about 15 layers back, so take a second look if you remember it!|