A Peacock panel which is now further along than this, and will probably be finished today. All these designs are drawn up, and there are a great deal more on another table, and I just paint and draw, design, and sketch all day. It keeps me out of trouble, and entertains me until I grow weary and crawl into bed to take a nap. My Sciatic nerve in my leg is still killing me, but as long as there are tasks to accomplish and paintings to paint I will just curse the fates, walk with a cane, take vitamins and buy stock in Extra Strength Excedrin. I digress, now I shall shower, and then get to painting. I hope you like seeing some works in progress? Write when I get work! Enjoy what you do, and live life to it's fullest for it is over much to fast. Have a very good day, and make yourself happy. You are the only one who can.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
New Large Handpainted Canvases for Rugs
Well, today I am sharing a number of works in progress. I don't usually speak about my process, but I work on a number of things at once. Why, because sometimes I want the work to thoroughly dry in between coats of paint, or because I have mixed up plenty of paint for something like leaves and so I just keep painting. People tend to say I have "mad skills", and I know I am skilled in many mediums, but that comes from doing not talking. When you want to get something accomplished, don't talk about it...DO IT! That seems counter intuitive to blogging, but the blogging should occur after the task is completed or well on the way to completion. On Deviant Art I have done tutorials to show other artists how I start from a drawing, and paint a watercolor. Here I will show some of the Needlepoint canvases in progress. The blue tape around the edge, or border is to protect against accidents, spills, fingerprints, or just air blown paint. It's a necessary precaution to ensure a clean product. Here are some of the canvases I am now working on: