Sunday, February 10, 2013
There is a cute fire engine too, but I somehow deleted the photo when I was trying to email it to myself :) aaaah, technology.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Insignificant 3'x4' Mixed Media on Canvas
I spent some time in the studio last night and today and let me tell you, sometimes the universe is just against you. I was putting together some panels for some new work and in the process of nailing the panels together I kept splitting the wood and on the second hammer to the thumb, I called it a night. Today did not shape up much better, I messed up another panel (hammers are not my friend) and broke my hand sander :( so I quit with the panels and worked on a piece I started a couple weeks ago. I think the frustration really worked for me, the figure looks crushed, much the way I was feeling. Sometimes everything going wrong is exactly right.
Poppy 24"x24" Acrylic on PanelSo, this piece I did while still in school, but it just never was right. So, I revisited it one more time, it has been hanging in my kitchen and I look at it every day and I think I am finally happy with it. I added a few highlights to make it pop and a few dark spots for dimension. Nothing like staring at something you aren't happy with for nine months to make you want to fix it :)