The Calm Before…

Painting class was great this morning – but Figure Drawing has already been cancelled for tonight.

Hopefully everyone fares well through the storm.

Here is what I was up to this morning:

 

First off I realized that I had somehow smudged purple on the owl’s eye area sometime between last class and this morning. I was a little hesitant as to how well it was going to come off of there – but actually wiped off pretty easily with turpentine.    detail of owl eye on painting   owl painting in progress   owl with heart painting in progress   owl painting in progress   bird and key painting in progress   bird painting in progress   bird and key painting in progress   bird painting in progress   painting of bird and key in progress   bird and key painting in progress   Owl painting in progress. Possibly finished

The owl painting is pretty close to finished. It is at that stage where I stare at it for a little bit and decide if I am finished with it or not. If after a week I decide it is as good as it’s going to get – I will sign it and move on to the others.

I have a promise with myself that once I have signed a piece I won’t go back into it to tweak anything later. This keeps me from making myself nuts trying to “fix” everything in my old painting. They are what they are.

This is also what keeps so many mostly finished paintings hanging around in my life.

Hopefully as I get more comfortable with painting I will be able to complete some more of those projects to my satisfaction.

 

~ by justteejay on October 29, 2012.

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