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Tonight I will spend the evening in my studio. Time spent painting, spinning, or whatever I’m doing there always brings me back to center. My 3 dogs always come with me and doze on the floor nearby, and we listen to music. Our favorite musician right now is an old favorite, Mike Rowland. Magical music, very peaceful.
I’m working on a large painting these days, larger than any I’ve done in years. Here is the raw beginning, done mainly just to get paint on the canvas:
Below is the result of my second layer of paint. Horse angel at the top left gives his blessing.
They are my bliss too, most of the time.
That’s all for now folks!
Today was our first day to paint for our online painting class, Bloom True. We basically just put down an under-painting to cover the blank white canvas. Learned some new techniques-can’t wait to see what comes next. We have a great group of painters, it’s so much fun to begin to meet them all and see their work. Have also seen some of their really sweet dogs too. This is too much fun.
This is what I did tonight:
After letting the painting sit for a while, some parts of the painting started to look unfinished after all. It’s always hard for me to work on a painting after I think it’s done, I’m afraid I will mess it up, make it worse. But finally I have to do it, after I realize something is not right.
I was thinking today as I was reworking the painting, that using the right brush seems to be as important as choosing the right color. The wrong shape brush can totally ruin the effect I am trying to create. And as always, changing one part of the painting means the other parts change too, so I had to redo the ocean part, boat and sky today. I think the water still needs more work. There isn’t enough detail towards the front of the painting now.
I was hoping to finish up with this one today because Flora Bowley’s painting class, “Bloom True” starts tomorrow. I cleaned my studio and organized all my paints so I would be ready. I’m really looking forward to this, hoping to meet some interesting people and learn some new techniques. It is a 5 or 6 day a week class I think so I am a little concerned about keeping up-I don’t get home until 6 many days. Will report in and let you know how it goes! Can’t wait!
This painting is from a dream I had about a year ago. It’s the first painting I’ve done in about 15 years. I have been wanting to get back to painting, have been distracted by bookmaking, iphone photography, hot glass, and many other mediums. I would prefer to work in oils, but don’t really have a place to do it right now.
12″ x 12″