Friday, January 16, 2009
Works In Progress
Just a quick little blurb about my new year-new life devoted to art. I have always wanted
to be a 'painter' but was always a little too hard on myself. I think I just always try to make
things look too real or too perfect. Which is really the opposite of my love for handbuilt ceramics.
Love that medium because of the lack of perfection that I allow myself to indulge in.
Painting is a different story. Always worried about getting the shading right or worried the object I'm trying to paint won't look like what it's 'supposed' to look like.
Well, I'm trying a different approach this new year in my new life. I'm not going to be so hard
on myself. I'm going to loosen up a bit with the paintbrush and just go for it.
Yesterday I pulled out a canvas that I started to paint way back in GA last year! I had done a
few washes on the background but was unsure of what I wanted it to be. So I added more washes
of color and some ink splotches and here is it. I plan to start a series of flowers painted on
backgrounds with lots of different textures/colors. I will continue to post the canvas in progress.
Let me know what you think!
Gotta run. My daughter is flying home and I have to get to the airport.
~~Live the life you've imagined~~ Cathy aka pinkbirdgirl