After being missing in action in the studio through the holidays, I got myself back in the studio the past few days. Ahhh, it is a wonderful feeling to be there. I have been starting a couple of new oil paintings that will finish up in the new year 2014. OMG, 2014. I just know a lot of good things will come with this new year.
I know you get tired of hearing about all the layering, editing, mark-making, and then covering up and scraping back. But what can I say… that is what I do as I try to find my bliss. I didn’t say it was easy but it is such an unexplainable feeling when something finally comes together and you know this is what it is all about.
HOWEVER, I am not there yet with these two 30 x 30 oil paintings. Oil is a lot slower process for me……harder to get the paint down, messier, longer drying between all the layers….but such a wonderful, velvety richness when you do get through it all.
Here is what I have after a couple of days of layering, editing ,etc…. I will pick back up on these in the New Year. Thank you for tuning in while I talk to myself about my work and what is going on in my life that affects my work.
Happy New Year…..2014 is going to be wonderful.
Love your first steps. I know what you mean about finding your bliss in the layering, mark making, scraping back. I’ve got 3 oil and cold wax going now and have been in the zone all day! Looking forward to seeing how these end up. Happy New Year!
Hi Deb… Let me know how yours go………these are oil with cold wax medium as well. Love working with them.
They look fabulous already! Unfinished I know, but the bones are looking good!
Thanks, Martha….you know how it goes…it’s all relative to the next layer, but it is developing. Happy New Year….
I love them and the process!!! I too love the process of oil and cold wax painting, the oil and wax have the most incredible ability to morph and change and keep me interested in every layer of the work. The oddest part of it all is that,I am finding myself really putting more thought into the work done in oil and cold wax, I think it has so many possibilities that I get really mesmerized by the options, and have to give it really deep thought before I layer…there is not quick in and out with this medium! Thank goodness!!!
Sending you a HUGE Happy New Year wish!!
Hum… I replied to you Cathy……….now it is not there. I, too, love this process. Sometimes I get impatient but when they finally get to going, I love that I can slow down a bit and that I can cut through the layers since they are not yet entirely dry.Now… if we could just go abracadabra and make them dry or not dry when we want….. how cool would that be!
BIG happy new year to you….