Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I love it when a painting is almost done. It's my favorite part of the process. At this point, I'm able to focus on detailing and fixing things, since the bulk of my work is complete. I get to spend a lot of time really close up to the painting, which allows me to actually see what I've done. I feel this great sense of accomplishment. This used to be a blank canvas wrapped in plastic! I have corrected this. The world needs color. (It also needs people to join hands and start a love train, but that's a different story.)
Saturday, February 24, 2007
More to paint:
I'm going to be doing a series of smaller paintings to hang in a salon in Newport Beach, CA this summer. I'm looking forward to it. It will be a welcome balance to the myriad of large paintings I've been working on lately.
I went to SOKA
today. I always leave there happy. I was anxious to go home and paint. This is different than some other days I go home and paint, in which I don't necessarily feel
like painting. In those times, I paint anyway, regardless of whether or not I feel like it. Today, I was really looking forward to it.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Sometimes it helps just to have another set of eyes.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
As of right now, I have 3 separate paintings going. (One of which is a set of four 12" x 12" canvases.) My super-big 4' x 5' painting is making it difficult to add anything else to the mix.
I feel stifled.
So, I have put aside the set of 4 and I'm hanging my smoke painting on the wall until I feel inspired to work on it more. Yes, my smoke painting.
I want to add something new. I also want to finish my current big one because it's so much fun to do.
Forward motion, you know.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Strangely, if I get enough sleep, I actually enjoy the mornings. It's sort of pretty out. The light is different. Most importantly, if I can get a first round of painting done before noon, it means that section will dry sooner. That
means I can get more painting done each day. A full round of painting & drying takes a bit of time because of my particular technique, so the extra painting rounds I can get each day are crucial to how quickly I complete a painting.
I found this rose on Valentine's Day. It was not like any other rose I saw that day. (And I saw about 10 billion of them.) The image is not altered in the slightest. Phi!
I gave it to Colin.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Um... You see this, right?