Sunday, April 29, 2012

Brought to completion

Another month, and I finished it at last. Or, perhaps, I have run out of things to put into it and don't want to overwork it. On the whole, it matches what I imagined:

The changes from the previous version are subtle, for sure, but I think I finally got it.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Another painting session

Two weeks later, but at it again. After cleaning a kitchen (half-way) and doing taxes, I decided that the third day of the Easter weekend would be devoted to more pleasurable activities. Pushing paint around the canvas was one of those activities. I am one more step closer to being finished, but still have a way to go:

It is always a bit nerve-wracking starting up again, and after an hour or so, I have to walk away, or I'll niggle at it too much! More tomorrow, perhaps. The right hand side needs a bit more work.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

March Project

Resolutions -- good to make, hard to keep, sometimes. I had resolved to create one finished piece per month for the 2012 year, and already I am a month behind! Rather than create excuses, let me present what I have been working on and hope to finish in the next couple of weeks.

Two weeks ago, I had the good fortune to attend a landscape painting workshop facilitated by Annerose Georgeson. She has been painting her most recent landscapes in a very loose style and refers to them as drawings, rather than as paintings. Her "Field Notes" were on display at Two Rivers Gallery for the last three months and were wonderful to see.

During the workshop, I painted diligently on one piece in the manner and style that I usually do and only really loosened up in the last half hour when I began two additional canvases (15 minutes each!!!). While I didn't even come close to finishing either of them, I did enjoy what I had done and resolved to finish both of them before the Rick Cepella workshop that is coming up on April 14 and 15. Looking at my current time constraints, I will be happy to finish only one in that time frame -- two would be a bonus.

Anyway, I haven't had time to work on either of them for the last two weeks, but set aside a bit of time yesterday to push the paint around. Take a a look at the progress from what I left the workshop with:

to what I added yesterday:

I have to say that I am quite excited by the direction this painting is going and am looking forward to a bit more playtime with it. It still has a ways to go and the trick will be to keep it loose! Wish me luck!