Studio TIme

2nd stage of diptych

Beginning stages of diptych

As you can see, I have been in the studio……….working back and forth for short periods of time. There is no point in working for too long at a time for me or I’ll just make a mess.

Now if I had space to work on 15-20 things at a time, maybe I could just rotate around to each in their own time. So this is my process…….work furiously for a short time, then go do something else and then come back and do more.

Sometimes there is a lot changed from one session to the next and sometimes people might have to hunt for the changes. Digital pictures also don’t show surface quality that much and that is the final part of the process. Anyone working with acrylic knows that just finessing that final finish can make you start all over. Such is the magic and the frustration with acrylic painting. A lot of time is spent just thinking and looking until the moment is right to “just do it”.

Right now I’m in the middle…or I think I am, unless something totally different happens. These two canvases are 40 x 30″ and 40 x 40″ and I plan for them to be shown as a diptych.

Studio time

Why must I learn this lesson over and over ??? A painting starts out looking good, and then goes downhill from then on. I know this happens all the time but I berate myself for not being able to start something and finish it and still like it. SO…I just got out some paint, closed my eyes and zapped over half of the canvases to start over.

I’ve been looking at the new canvases on the painting wall for days with all kinds of excuses to keep from doing anything else since the fateful second day when I added paint that RUINED the whole thing. Heck, I even went in the studio and wrapped and packed all the paintings for a show that won’t open until August. They were really in my way since I pulled them a couple of weeks ago………..HUM, but where to put them now in their 3 big boxes. I guess the dining area is as good a place as any for the time being.

I need to clean the paintings storage closet out and just destroy some pieces… or I considered giving them to the local art museum for an auction to raise money. If they would send them out of town that might be a good thing as I hate to undercut my own sales by giving away work that locals might buy at cheap prices. Oh well, just a thought as I need to clean out the closet now and then.