It’s that time of the year when there are no art to-do’s or immediate commitments, which means completely free studio time! Time to reorganize and and refamiliarize myself with my vast collection of materials. Time to play! First step: bring out the crayons!
Neocolor 1 crayon on navy blue textured cover stock
The most enjoyable way to spend time in the studio on a cold, wintery day……..starting new paintings. Here are 6 details from different starts, on a variety of canvas sizes…..12×12 to 30×40. Many happy painting hours coming up!
Progress report, photographed after 1 week’s time, 2-3 passes on each canvas.
Many more composition/shape/color changes and layers to come. Is this fun or what?
see original Six Starts post
A very exciting and productive week-end…..I now have 6 new starts. Each one 20″X30″. Let the painting begin!!!
This past week-end I taught a 2-day workshop about my process of making (building) acrylic/collage paintings. As my process is to work layer upon layer, which, of course requires drying (and thinking) time, it doesn’t work to demonstrate making a painting straight through, start to finish. It was necessary to both bring a variety of starts and demonstrate starts, second steps, third steps, etc. etc.
So now I have 34 new small (12″X12″ and 11″X14″) paintings going, all in various stages of completion. I could hardly wait to get my workshop tubs unloaded so I could start painting.
Yesterday was a day of uninterrupted studio time, and I was able to work on this piece…..a 30″X40″ acrylic/colored pencil painting. I have been documenting (loosely) the evolution of this piece on one of my “PAINTINGS” pages. This is a “follow the painting” painting. I begin with a general idea, and then keep adding, subtracting, adjusting. My initial idea is now only a memory, as the painting has led me in a different direction. This is the exciting part of the process…..I really don’t know what the final result will be, or when it will be completed. (Hopefully before the show I am preparing it for, which is in November)
This is where I stopped yesterday (it was time to relax by the river and enjoy a glass of wine.)