Saturday, October 29, 2011

Peacock finished

I actually accomplished another painting this week...which is totally I guess the dry spell is lifting...I am becoming unblocked!

I am entering week 12 of the Artist Way by Julie Cameron...I am here to tell you..her process works...
The first reading of the AW left me cold...I thought yeah right this is a bunch of baloney...she just has this set up like AA...
then I kept reading I joined a group...I made through about 3 weeks..and I do say the process up to that point was helpful...I got as far as cleaning up the crazimakers...then just thought the rest didn't really me...

Time rolls on and I am just not the most productive...not as I once was or could be...

Again a friend and I are doing this together...this time things are clicking and I have made such total progress...not to say I am CURED...but I am discovering things that have been hidden
things I have worked through...
I have done the exercises and they are very encouraging and helpful.

If I had to make a guess I would say it has been 15/20 years since I painted 2 or more paintings in 1 I am thrilled!!!!

Here is painting 2

Painted from a photo I took of a local fella's peacock I was lucky to snap of him on the fence...
it is 50x14
canvas on wood



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Buffalo Finished...

except for varnishing the buffalo I think is done..I am not sure if i like the nostril on a chilly morning...
In the morning I will see how it hits me when I come into the studio...

Now to find another board and prepare it...and see what happens for subject matter..

thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WIP buffalo

My desire to paint is returning, and i am in a buffalo kind of mood.  I found a board I had painted long ago and repainted it a neutral tone.
Then lined in a buffalo

I wanted texture TEXTURE! so I mixed up some plaster.
and added it to the canvas.

while it dried i added some paint to the fellas face and horns..then added some more plaster.

this is how he ended for the first day..
fairly roughed in and as you can see a lot of texture...which made me happy...I had to stop since the children were arriving for mom to go to do the supper shift at the nursing home...but I had a full day...we don't want to over do it just getting back to it..:D

Monday, October 17, 2011

Well Hello...

YES it HAS been a terrible long time since I have posted anything here.  The last knowledge you may have had was i was going to open a gallery in the Town Museum and help them run the museum.   That didn't work out so well, so I bought the building I had originally looked at to buy; which is IN town and in the most perfect location.  I am currently renovating the inside and hope to be opening soon.
I have begun trying to work in my art journal everyday to get practice in and be more in tuned with the processes I like to use...I find it helps me open the channels of creativity and do some exploring not making me pull out a creation just do it.
Currently I am getting down characters from a series of books i enjoy by Diana Galbaldon..
The Higlander series a historical collection for Scotland in the 17 and 1800's and then embarking on settling in America in the mountains of NC.



Bree (daughter to Jamie and Claire)