Two months later...about 95% of it survived. A 5% rework and recrop. See my post of 3/30/10.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Another day of training myself to use more paint. A palette knife helps in applying big blobs - well, they're big to me. Others would laugh. Also finally remembered to clean my metal thinner containers and add fresh Gamsol odorless mineral spirits. Today's painting was more fun than frustration.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
A year ago I was just beginning to experiment in oil landscapes. When I look at those paintings now, I see a need for more texture. Today I painted over the first of those old images.
For 3 hours I applied paint to the canvas panel, scraped it off, scooped up all the paint blobs on my palette, applied those, scraped them off, squeezed out new paint, mixed color, applied paint...over and over. Frustrating and fun. It took all afternoon to paint "Reason to Believe," a 9 x 12 inch textured impression of a northwest meadow.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Today I shipped my painting to the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 15th Juried Exhibition. This is the first time I've entered this show and to be accepted is an honor. If you're near Brea, California, visit the gallery.
Monday, January 4, 2010
I'm always interested to see where other artists work, aren't you? The idea to post photos of my studio motivated me to tidy up for the year of painting ahead. If you post photos of where you make art, please let me know. Happy painting!
My wet-media painting station with Soltek easel.
Desk and computer area as well as my collection of art by other artists, family treasures and photos.
Flat files for paper storage with framed painting storage below
Paintings awaiting framing are hung from pants/skirt hangers
Pastel station with my Mabef easel.
My cozy gas fire. Paper mache masks were made by my son when he was in grade school.
Round oak table top and big work table with mat cutter.