Monday, October 11, 2010

Studio Snapshot

This is a snapshot of my studio. I'm working on a few paintings, the largest one is on the easel and the smaller ones are on the palette in the background. Lately I have been interested in clouds and all the different colors they contained. The painting on the easel is the first coat, which I applied using a palette knife to lay down more color faster. Then I took a rag and smeared everything, I liked the soft atmospheric reaction it caused.
Besides just applying straight color, I have been glazing subtle color over the top of each lay to get a softer prism of colors....for a cloud like effect.
I am still beating myself up for not painting more often and getting more done. But I just have to take a breath and accept that I'm not perfect. One day at a time. I'm glad that I am starting to feel more steady in life and get back some sense of routine. I have my good days and bad days still. I'm excited to be applying for a masters program in painting this coming spring. I look forward to the challenge and also the help in reaching a new level in my work.