Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I painted almost all day today! Obviously I had to stop to pick up kids, feed kids, etc... but for the most part, I painted. Ahhhhh! Like a drug, I tell ya'!
Anyway, about this painting. A friend of mine had seen my last painting, the owl, and asked if I ever painted any "power animals" such as a lion, tiger, etc... I haven't but because I love cats, no matter what their size, I decided to try a lion. BUT, I didn't want to do a realistic type painting like I usually do. I wanted something in acrylic, more free and contemporary looking. I wanted to get outside my box. And, I wanted to try a painting that was done "as I went" just painting and allowing the image to start emerging from the paint. So, I prepped the canvas using some fiber paste by Golden's to add some texture to the canvas. I did that a couple of days ago. So today, I just started painting with no real "plan". And miracles never cease... I finished an entire painting in a day! Miracle! This painting is 16x20. I keep looking at this trying to decide if I need to tone down the whiskers with a really light glaze. I can't decide.
I also worked a little bit on a painting I started in Nancy Reyner's workshop last month. It is almost finished as well.
I had a horrible night's sleep last night so I hope to get to bed fairly early tonight. I have my dermatologist appt. tomorrow at 10:00 and then have to be on the other side of town by noon for a counseling appt. It will be a morning of running.