Thursday, March 23, 2006

Lightfall












This painting has undergone so many transformations, I think I could have made it into three paintings.
But since I painted over them, I have just this one. It is slightly less intense in real life.
It is based on this watercolor,

















I think my original concept was to explore the diffused light, but the colors I mixed up, violets and golds, did not want to be muted, so I went along with it. I like them both, but they are very different paintings.
I don't think my work is finished here yet. I think there is more to explore with these paintings. A lot more.
Which is a good because now I have something to move on to. I can get started right away.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The latest in a series






















I can't decide if this is finished or not... but I know that it is dangerously close to being overworked...
I've used a lot of layers of glaze on this painting, which is something I have thought about doing for a long time, but never took the time to actually do it.
I'm trying to be more patient these days with my artmaking and to pay attention to my process more.

I like the results so far, but I really want to finish something too. Breathe.