I finally got back to the studio. It really feels like forever since I was there working on this canvas. With the cold, icy spell we had, and working with my new website format, I have been away far too long.
I’m sure this probably happens to everyone……….get away from the studio too long and when you come back you are a totally different (well, not totally) but you know what I mean. You mood is different, the light is different….your gesture will be off if you left in the middle of something. You end up painting over the whole thing and you have a whole new painting.
This is what I expected today and I was really not looking forward to this happening on a 48 x 48 inch canvas. WELL………..will wonders never cease, I think I escaped this time and was able to just keep piling on the paint. Most of my palettes had not totally dried up so I had some mixtures still working for me.
I think (hope) I am through with the painting I will title, Meander 3. I don’t know about you but I have become more dependant on looking at my work with a camera a lot of the time to know for sure that it really is finished. I’m pretty good at stopping……….but the best way to see it is to get away and a camera is a good way to do it.
Well looks like you got on out there after our chat today! This looks wonderful I love the way you handled the edges….and I believe there is yellow ochre here now too! Beautiful work Cheryl( as always)
Good to get back in the studio and delve in. The camera idea is a wonderful way to figure out if something is done. I remember one saying to look into a mirror with the work in back of you. Camera’s are like small mirrors. I like to scan the picture into my computer and crop it in places. Sometimes it gives me more ideas for new pieces, and sometimes it tells me ite’s not done. Other times I crop it for good because only a piece of it makes it for me. It’s easy when you work on paper… a little tougher with canvas. Have a great rest of the week!