Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

the fool continues.... and more

While letting "the fool"(below) simmer away, I started on another painting last week. I intended to stay completely abstract, but a figure insisted on emerging, or at least I allowed it to come out. Mainly playing with liquid acrylic turquosie (pthalo), transparent red oxide and prussian blue. Needs a lot more time and may develop into something totally different. Who knows?
The image at the bottom is day 1 , with day 2 and 3 above. The top image is where it is at today.
mixed media. liquid and open acrylic, charcoal on canvas

I continue to make changes to this painting... still working....needed to stop and let it be for some time. I painted this on a gessoed canvas that I took off the stretchers.... now I need to mount it or restretch it. I should have done it before I started painting on it, but I didn't so I shall see how this all works out. Maybe I will work on that today.
I thought it was my batteries that were dead on my camera, but found out it was the actual camera that was no longer working. I purchased a new camera and am trying it out now. Of course, I need to upgrade my operating system in order to run the software. Argghh. I will need help with that. Using another computer to download from the camera right now, so I can decide if I like the camera or not. The image looks really light on my monitor even though I tweaked it a bit in photoshop.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

the fool, continued

charcoal drawing 22x28
much easier for me to draw when the light is not as clear as I would like for painting.

Dead camera batteries and no electricity for three days. Big ice and snow storm. I actually had a very relaxed and lovely time without power. The house and studio were warm and cozy. I worked in the studio in the daylight hours, went crosscountry skiing in the afternoon and ate way to much food. I guess I thought I was going into hibernation. Read by candlelight in the evenings and went to bed early.The electric came on Friday evening, but we had ventured out to town, so weren't here to experience the initial excitement of electric power.Anyway the snow is still beautiful, but the skiing was scary yesterday because it is a solid ice glacier in many places.
About the painting. I am still working on it but letting it simmer now as I need to make some decisions about some of the awkward places.