Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Slowly but surely it is coming along. I don't know what it is..... but I can not get enough of bows! There is just something unexplainable and spiritual (??) to me about them. I am fascinated with all the actual colors that exist in one hue, plus these stick on bows always glow from the inside causing the richest color in the center, or heart, of the bow. For some reason this really adds to my obsession with the concept of seen vs. unseen/body vs. soul.
I will continue to work on the contrasts and edges until I feel the bow is just right. I should hopefully be through with the bow portion of the painting tomorrow.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Day 7 demo

No, no . . . I did not get stuck on a polka dot, I just had my brother and sister-in-law in town for the week and I've been playing tour guide taking my sister-in-law all over Chicago:) What fun Chicago is in the Summer!! I rarely ever take a full week away from painting so I was anxious to get back to the studio. Sometimes its hard getting back in the groove after a break, but I managed to get a good bit done today.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Day 5 & 6 Demo

I've really enjoyed doing this demo, it has made me focus on what progress I have to show for at the end of the day. I am a workaholic, so I paint all the time, but sometimes I will just obsess on one area for days! I will get to a point in the painting, I feel certain, where one polka dot will be reason for many days work!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Day Four Close Up

Okay, I am a slow painter, never could be rushed to do anything. I really just love to paint, and actually just love paint. I enjoy trying to push or sculpt the paint as thick as I can while still keeping the image representational. I really almost try to will the image off the canvas, and that takes time. This subject has been a challenge because I do not use tube blacks, but prefer to mix my own. The subtlety of the sheer black has been a true test.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Day Two Block In

My block in is still very thin paint and I tend to bounce around playing with different areas. I really start having fun once thick paint gets on the painting, so I try to find an area to get that going early on.