Thursday, December 19, 2013

What Have I Been Up To??

Well, I obviously haven't been beading or blogging - lol.  I have closed up my torching studio for a few weeks, and have broken out my totes of paint, brushes, canvas etc.  I set up a little painting studio in the basement and have been painting away to my heart's content.  Well, I must admit that it is a lot harder than it looks - those professionals on You Tube make it look so easy.  Just standing in front of a blank canvas - heck, even a partially finished one,  I "freeze up", and have no idea where to go next.  As a consequence, a lot of my paintings are starting to look alike - I get a formulae and keep repeating it in different colours!

Anyway, here is a sampling of what I have been up to.  The paintings are hard to photograph, and some are on paper in a book, so that has it's own set of photographic problems.

One of the first ones I did.  A collage titled "Art Is . . . "
8" x 10" on canvas panel.

"Letting Go" is another collage on an
8" x 10" canvas panel.
"Memories", a collage on an 8" x 10" canvas panel.
This is one of my favourites.

"Climbing" is an abstract acrylic on 9" x 12" paper (still in the book).
I think it still needs some work - just not sure what yet.
This one and the next 2 are the ones that are all starting to look alike.
Perhaps I can say they are a "series" - some sort of industrial look.
I will have to think of a suitable name for them.
Untitled 1 is acrylic on a 9" x 12" paper (still in the book).
Untitled 2, acrylic on 9" x 12" paper (still in the book).
Untitled 3, acrylic on 9" x 12" paper - torn out of the book.
This was just a paper to blot my excess paint on, and I realized that
it was starting to have it's own merits, so I worked on it, and I
think it is my favourite of these series.  Not sure if it needs any
more work, or if I should leave it alone.
Thanks so much for looking at my paint splashes.  I hope to be back in the studio (glass) in early January, and will work on stocking my Etsy shop.

If I am true to form, I probably won't be blogging again until well after Christmas, so I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, or a Happy Holiday, whatever your beliefs.