Tuesday, April 26, 2011

back on track

back to tuesday studio night- yay! pam is off in mexico (yes, we called her names- til i got an email that she isn't feeling too well), so it was nancy, jenifer & me. jenifer, nancy and i used to take art classes together years ago on tuesday nights, and it was nice to all be together again.

ok- i am actually happy with the bunnies, scary! i read up on bunny symbolism (you knew i would) and found that people born in the year of the rabbit are considered lucky because they have the power of the moon. of course the moon had to make an appearance in the painting. i also had to reference the underground part of bunniness- the alice in wonderland down the rabbit hole to another realm stuff- but wasn't quite sure how to do it. and then- a happy accident. i gelled something on and added a black wash and hated it, but when i pulled that off i liked the result. maybe an azo green wash over the black or something, but very close. or a red wash over the entire background- or quince nickel azo...

this is finished (mostly, tho i may drop some more washed color into the lutardur to spread around)

and the wave is done too, i think- i added some green & like it much better.

open studios meeting last night. great energy. we have some fun things in the works to raise the profile of the group and i am actually looking forward to doing open studios this fall. because i love my studio and it will be fun to share. if nothing else, it's a great excuse to spend 2 days painting. more on that project later- 

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