i have long loved tuesday night painting, but it is really fun having my very own studio space with room for friends. the creative energy is great, it's nice to have all of my stuff close at hand (we know i never travel light!) and i really like having the feedback and getting ideas from other artists. plus the studio is just a light, happy place. a refuge.
always lotsa wip (works in progress)- some done. i think.
this is the wallboard paste on canvas one. i need to get a better photo. there is lots of nice texture not visible here. all of the color except the yellow dots is from layers beneath. i think it's done & i like it.
this is the one i did a few years ago that suddenly wanted...... more. and i like it a lot better now. the only problem with this process is that the old name (which is written on the stretcher bars in sharpie) doesn't always match the new work. this was called love is a rose- that's a rose hip in the upper right hand corner. maybe now i add -loves me, loves me not. regardless, it's better art & naming is not my strong suit anyway, so i'll give myself a break.
lastly this- which i was really not liking much.
felt like i had ruined it by getting too busy. things not layered enough. just kinda icky. i was ready to paint over all of it. until pam said not too busy, it just needs a focal point. pam and i have very different ideas of what too busy is in art. and we both sell our work and are in galleries and even like a lot of the same things. we just have different approaches & esthetics. but i realized that it was, indeed, the lack of a focal point that prompted me to get so damn busy. so i bit the bullet and added more.
first a turquoise glaze to knock things back. then i wiped with alcohol to pull that back a bit. then i added the yellow circle and the numbers. and i like it so much better now.
so here's to listening and learning. and having a place to make art and friends to make it with.