Tuesday, July 26, 2011
a photo taken by my friend kim at 36 weeks.
In preperation for my baby to be here (hopefully by her due date in 10 days) I have quit my job and been staying home. Boredom has taken over, but I am trying to make the best of it. So Instead of using photographs/collage material out of books and magazines in my paintings I decided to start drawing my own flowers. I have never been very good at roses so I have been practicing. I have also been working on a slew of other plant images. So hopefully practice will make perfect...
Friday, July 1, 2011
I don't really like landscapes, so since l was stuck on the current series l am working on l decided to do some. I tried to let my "illustration side" come through more on these paintings. I don't know that l like them or even if they are done. I am just trying to keep working and hoping that my mental wall breaks down soon.
On the triptych I used a lot of collage elements. Several ended up being painted over. I usually used a lot of dark backgrounds but while working on these l forced myself to use white.
The purple piece was once a brown painting with gold leaf. I got stuck on the painting so l decided just to paint over it.
I am excited and annoyed at the same time because I feel like I am finally getting somewhere conceptually, but aesthetically I am not really excelling.