Wednesday, 30 October 2013

light on the tracks - 20x16"

Just a bit of an update.........the two kids are nearly done and I began the top one yesterday when the "kids" were wet enough that I had to put them aside. I have four or so paintings that I need to finish that are in this drying/setting process and am going to attempt to finish them in the next couple of weeks. In addition to that, it is plain air weather in SC again! One thing that is great about down here is that you get the same angled, side-ish (not a word?) light that you get in New England without the wind and freezing was 75 today. Anyway, even if I don't show them, I do plenty of "studies" outside and really think of them that way - studies for me to learn and use.

Monday, 21 October 2013

meeting the wave - 20x16"

I started this one when the "dragon float" painting was simply so wet I was lifting paint off when I tried to apply it. Since I really like working wet into wet and prefer working larger than I am able to finish in one sitting, I have had to find strategies for this situation. When things get too sticky, I have to put them aside and then get myself re-motivated to complete them after moving on......often I end up totally re-doing areas that bother me and sometimes, it can be difficult to get back into them. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

taming the dragon - step 2 - 20" square

I have been working on this for the past few days.......finally got it to pull together. The more I work with grays, the more astounded I am by their power and subtlety. Ir's finally cool enough to paint outside so I plan on doing some in the near future. We are having our fall Art Walk in Beaufort on Saturday, October 26th and, since I am in  charge of it, I have been bugging every artist and gallery in town! So, if you are around, please drop in from 5-7:30 pm.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

taming the dragon - 20x20"

I realized with a certain sense of shock that is already the 9th and I had totally forgotten to post on this blog! I have been working on a few things at once and lost track of the time completely. When you work on larger things, the days sort of merge together. I've done a lot of thinking and scraping and paint applying so far with this painting but it's moving along.