studio night- nancy, lynn and leslie, a new addition- who works with nancy and is a good friend of lynn's and of my friend margie.
at one point tonight leslie (who does sculpture- horses- and the most amazing potato prints- also horses- that she then paints with watercolors) asked me about my planning process. and i was confused. and leslie seemed surprised at my reaction, but lynn and nancy did confirm that not a lot of planning goes on in the studio when i am working away.
i'm not even sure that i plan my mixed media ahead of time- i only really think about it (as far as i can tell) when i am stuck or far enough along in a piece to wonder if i'm done & let it sit & look at it for a few days.
i do have a ready stack of favorite images should i decide i need a transfer or something, and i do tend to work in runs of colors- but that may be b/c i use what's left on the palette to start another canvas. yellow & blue seem to be the current colors of choice.
how do you work? does it depend on media ( i do plan, even draw, if i am actually painting something that is supposed to be recognizable), on mood, on subject? or do you always work the same way? value sketches, layouts done ahead of time? basic concept that changes when in process? whatever happens might work might not but it can always be reworked?
anyway- here are tonight's exercises in spontaneity- yellow & blue seem to be the current colors in favor- probably b/c i used them a lot in the workshop last week-
this may be close, but the upper left needs work
i love the way that the modeling paste texture echos the marks on the paper but have no idea where to go from here other than it isn't done. so i will let it gestate a while.
to sun valley with some friends to hear the avett brothers tomorrow night- can't wait!