Oh! The glare of it all! I always have to stand back and take a picture somewhere mid-painting. Somehow it helps to distance myself from the work to see where I should be going! I suppose the glare from my lousy photography helps along those lines…
It seems I do a great job of photographing glare. It’s distracting. I try….
And, you thought I’d finally given up painting? Well, it has been a while since I’ve done anything worth sharing. This is what is on the easel at the moment, a nice piece featuring a glass of spilled wine – – spillage without breaking the glass! It’s a miracle! A glass saved…although, saved or not, I can’t help but wonder if that bow had anything to do with it. It’s a work in progress – needing much more paint! Oil on cheap canvas,
36 ” square.
The Christmas Card Project is drawing to a close. If you’re unfamiliar, a couple of weeks ago I got the brilliant idea of sending hand painted oil on canvas greeting cards to my friends during the holidays. I’ve completed 15 and I may try to complete three more….I might be running out of ideas for greetings that are even loosely recognizable as being Christmas greetings, but I shall press on!
I sat this piece aside for a few days, added the reflections of those eyes in the shiny black tile floor and then never photographed it! Ha!
I just dove into my next piece and didn’t go back – – – until today. Adaptation, it’s such a lovely piece once you get used to the idea of it!
Sometimes I feel like, well, in the case of me and my art-making, that painting is a little like constructing a sentence. The piece needs a subject…without a subject, well, you don’t really have anything…. That’s because, from my perspective, I work with a subject in mind….but, I’m painting along and suddenly I’ve come to realize that I do not know what the subject is here….it’s just too ambiguous I think. And, there. I’ve said nothing as well.
Do details really matter? Most of the time, I would opine, they don’t. But, here they are anyway – – –