I’m back to working on the pieces I had going a week or two ago. I just painted over one of them and now it’s in it’s third incarnation. I’ve painted over and then sanded and glazed with gloss medium and painted over again.
Who knows if it’s finished for sure..but it might be.
I’ve been so used to working on larger pieces that I lose touch at times with when to stop on smaller ones. I’m more inclined to fiddle around with these smaller pieces that I’m up close to and get down from the wall and place on the painting table. The color is pretty intense.
The other one I’ve been working with is the other red one on the wall easel at the same time. It’s beginning to look like Christmas already :>) with all the red and green in the studio. This one didn’t need much else done to it except a little glazing after I let it just hang around for a time. I, also, think I’ll let the other red one that looked like it had a tornado in it alone as well.
Both of these are 16 x 16’s acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. I’ll be off to Dallas tomorrow unless something happens………..back in a few days.
So much for the “getting into the studio” yesterday afternoon. You know how it goes, clean things up, put up shipping stuff……. and then it’s time to suddenly ship something out. At least that box was on the very top of the pile in the closet. So I spent time packing up work and taking it to FedEx for shipment that afternoon. Once I get out of the house, my time suddenly is just gone.
The company that does my reproduction giclees, American Artist Series, wanted some more work so I packed up a couple of collages (the ones from the last post) and three more of the Brown/Black series for him.
I, also, upgraded to the new blogger beta……..hope this one works better for images. Heck…I was going to test it out but have already cleared those problem images off my desktop and have no time to go looking for them in the trash bin.
I just now noticed that part of this blog got left off from loading yesterday….weird. So I went back to try to change it. I’ll see what happens…so much for the updated Blogger so far.
Got all six pieces with strap hangers and wire finished up last night ……AND all ready for the varnishing this morning. Now all the work is varnished and waiting for it to level out on the surface before they can be put up to cure another day.
Then I can get back to the serious fun stuff………..those four paintings in process………Oh,and one other I came across while moving stuff around. One of those that just never passed muster although I did make slides one day. It’s history now as I just brushed on some cobalt blue and it will now be ready with the other four for magic to happen. SO, bring on the magic. Maybe I should call it “thinking or not thinking” according to the twice weekly letter from Robert Genn this morning. Or right vs. left brain thinking. Sometimes you need some of this mundane studio work to just relax the brain and have it “ready” for the magic of right brained thinking to come. While I’m doing things like this or mixing up a whole new palette of paints……..or even cleaning up, heaven forbid, my brain rests and mulls over the things I’ve tried to make it “think” about and consider for the next work. Kinda like dreaming while awake.
Since I don’t have another painting to put up right now……..here’s another of the collages I did in France in April. Blogger wants to turn it around as well but that will just have to be as I can’t figure out why it does this to some images. So just pretend the taupe colored band is in the top. Analyzing this later, I figured those drips look a lot like the spacing of all the plane trees we saw up and down every road in the area.