Friday, January 22, 2010
It's been awhile but I've been bizzy...... Here is a painting I did quickly (my fav way) of a friend, Samantha Stephenson who is part of the Gypsy Nomads. Google them, they are a great band, and as their name implies they travel all over so you may be able to catch them live. I like the freshness here, the looseness, my favorite way to paint. I think it carries the energy of the music nicely.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
In order to get through a rough spot on a painting, a place where I don't know quite where to dive in, or a place where I have difficulty finding a satisfying visual solution I will either go to another painting that is already started OR I will begin a new one. This is a relatively new piece that I began when I had a problme with another one. I am traveling back and forth between the 2 canvases now and feeling pretty good about where they both are.
This is such a new concept for me because in much of my painting life I only worked on a piece for one day and didn't allow myself to go back.
There's something to be said for both processes.