Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Playing Dirty

Playing Dirty

So, there comes a time when you are working on a painting and no matter what you do, it just gets uglier and uglier.  This point used to freak me out, but now I look at it as liberation.  What I mean to say is, now is the time to just play!  Get your hands dirty, see what will happen if you pour graphite powder on top of wet paint.  What will happen if you don't have any molding paste so you use fiber paste instead? (hint: if you're going to use graphite powder on top of matte medium, wipe your hands cause once it's dry you'll be wearing it for a days)
     And don't worry, at this point nobody has to know how bad your painting really is (unless of course your put it on your blog :))  I use the term bad loosely, because I always know that once I think my piece is beyond saving, I'm only about an hour and a few glazes away from being finished.
So, let loose, get in there and play dirty!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Step One

I was able to spend some time in the studio today, I am having a hard time feeling inspired lately, but I figured I would just do it.  I think the heat in St. George is making hard to work, i'm unmotivated to work in 110 degree heat and by the time it's cooled off, I just wanna sleep, but not tonight.  It's amazing how fast time can pass once I make it to the studio and if i could somehow remind myself how happy I feel after, then I may be more motivated.  Anyhow, this is my new piece, not really sure how it will look when it is finished but I think it would be fun to post pics along the way :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Letting the Paint Flow

 This Too Shall Pass

A couple new pieces I put up in the gallery.  I needed to just get into the studio and put some paint on the canvas :) It felt good to just work, I didn't have any references that I felt like painting so I just let the pour guide me.  I knew in my head what I wanted to paint and this time, it was enough.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Landscapes on Oil

 Determined  3'x4'oil on canvas
Connected, 3'x4' oil on canvas

Just a couple landscapes that I did last semester, they are at a friend's house so I am just now photographing them.  I hope to enter them in a landscape show.  The top one was the Juror's Choice Award at UVU's Pop Up Art show at the Woodbury Museum.  I was pretty excited because oil painting is not my stron suit, but I enjoy it just the same.  I am practicing and getting more confident every day :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Just a quick study of my friend's adorable little boy Isaac.  We were hiking up Grove Creek Canyon.  I took some fun shots of them, i'll post more as I sketch them :) So fun!