Every new year, i try my best to get on a regular blogging schedule. Historically, i fall apart somewhere along the line and let myself get bogged down in deadlines. BUT!! Try, try again, i say. : ) So here is an easy peasy thursday post. WORK IN PROGRESS! How hard can that be to maintain, right? There always seems to be a work in progress around this joint.
This one is a 36×36 acrylic that is due tomorrow…..well, its closeup is due tomorrow. It’s my signature piece for a juried show i’m doing in April and the show coordinators need photos of every participant’s work for their catalog by tomorrow. Can you say, procrastination? Yep. i can.
i’ve had an idea in my head all winter break for some new paintings that would incorporate subtle tonalities of darks and lights (black/navy/charcoal/smoke and white/buff/cream/cement) with my love of brights and neons. i didn’t know how it would all come together. i figured i’d experiment on the canvas and see what happened. The image above is the result of 3 frustrating sessions. i was actually doing that thing i’ve read about where artists work out their issues on the canvas – ha!
i loved the idea, felt hopeful at my beginning stages, hated the whole darn thing for about 4 hours….pushed through…..had a spark of inspiration….and now the paint and i are getting along again. i think it’s finally headed in the right direction. I’m calling it (and the 3 smaller companion pieces that i’ll also submit) “Paper Chains.” It just jumped out at me and now i am in love with the concept.
Funny how that happens.
For me, if every painting isn’t my “new favorite” while i’m painting it, i’m not happy. So far, so good! Fingers crossed! Hopefully more back-to-back NCIS episodes will be similarly inspiring for me tonight as i finish : )
i will be sure to post the lil babies, and whole dang Paper Chain family when they are all done and cozy together.