I have finally finished some pieces I said I would make for a few people. Not totally done yet tho... It always seems hard for me to paint for other people. I am always worried they won't like it and it won't have what they liked in my other work to begin with. Blah, need to just get over it and get to work!
So I have not been as persistent as I was and I really need to get back to painting and making. I have been making during school, but I need to get back in my attic and get the paint out. I figured I would post a few things I have been working so then maybe I will realize I am not to far away from getting back to making more work. I also have 2 pieces I need to finish this week so I have no choice but to get back in there!
I have been really busy at school making empty bowls and such, but still making new small pieces. I want to work large soon...... Random thoughts
Pleeeeeeeeasseeee. Listening to "Stuck in the Middle With You." Way off topic. Did some painting today. I have been kinda off after doing the set, which I still need to post pictures of. Anyways, started collating some old pieces with this one. I have always loved collage. You can cut away what you don't like and add what you do like! Coolio.
I did this a bit ago.... It was so fun to do. Something I could work on while I chatted with my students. Diggin the brown/blue /greens and really want to incorporate on this in my next large piece. So tired. Falling asleep mid sentence..... Night!
Finished this piece today still think I am going to add something to the crosses/marks. They need to have something more substantial than just paint. Still thinking. Anyways, I don't know where the blue came from, it was under the white on my palette... Must have been water color.... it turned all my paint blue. I went with the happy accident! I never use that blue, but I'm diggin it.
Some people just have this stored up amount of talent and it is like..... Really..... Day after day they just continue to annoy you with their endless individuality.
Started painting the set for this years spring musical. Ekk it always stresses me out. But, at the same time I really thrive off of the deadline and massive amount of surfaces that need painted. I have to work large and without fear. Hoping the colors not only work will with the the lights, but compliment the costumes. It seems never ending and now with my son I feel more under pressure. It will get done... It will get done. This years musical is "Throughly Modern Millie" . Really cute show based in 1920's NYC. Trying to pull off a monochromatic color scheme without making the city look Corny.... Here are some current pics.
I have been trying make a few marks everyday... I haven't been able to actually create a fully put together piece, but yesterday I put my ash wednesday doodle next to a study I would like to make larger. I was so suprised.....
Welp.... It's Ash Wednesday already?!?! I honestly can say this is my favorite time of year. Strange.... Yea I think so too. I always hated this time of year. It's not spring, but it is so closeeeee. It's a time where you really start to get sick of seeing dead looking things. The branches, the grass, and idk other stuff.... When I was at PSU studying Art Ed I would walk everywhere and just stare at the dead shrubs and trees. I was searching for a bud that I knew would be there if I looked hard enough. It seemed like I looked endlessly, and when I finally saw the first bud, I think I peed myself. I knew it was going to happen, I just had to wait day after day for it. But, I knew that pop of life was the start of big things. ....that's all I have to say about that.
Donuts donut donuts..... Came in to work and there they are in all their glory. Of course I grabbed the largest one with all the rainbow jimmies. Now, it's all I am seeing...
I am a bit stuck on this piece right now. For some reason I am hesitant to just add more paint to this piece. I like where it is, but needs more! I never used red and green together and I think that is why I'm just not sure what to do..... Blah.... Anyways here is a work In progress.
Obsessing over filling in negative space. I am literally rushing through sketching just so I can paint around something.....
Lately I have been leaving some materials out to just pass by in between classes and make some marks without hesitation. It has been really fun to see what happens. Working without a certain outcome is refreshing and freeing. :)