January 1, 2016
I got the new year off to a good start! I'm now past the half way mark on "Where Did I Go?" a large piece that I hope will be juried into MFA Winter Members Show that begins next week. Sunday I will drop it off to be critiqued...no pressure, right? Just a well known curator eyeballing my craft up close and giving me the "proceed" or "go home", which are little round green or red stickers that will determine my mood for the remainder of the week. Ugh.
So this evening I have three photos for you. As you might notice, I changed my mind 3+ times regarding where I wanted to go with the shading on this piece. In the end, I opted for a drippy paint shadowing that I think adds more to the composition. Besides, the spray bottle is my favorite tool for work and play. I've been known to squirt my dog and kids with it until they drop whatever attitude that prompted my offensive in the first place.
I plan to add another 5 hours to this piece tomorrow evening and hope that will be sufficient time to complete this piece...of course, it's hard to know these things....
Thank you for looking! And Happy New Year!