Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Finally Getting Back To Pouring Paint

I'm not there yet but getting ready.  It's been a long dry spell.  Does that happen to other artists?  I know I've continued to do creative things but painting, actually producing some major works, just hasn't been happening.  I realized it when I began thinking about what I had to enter in some upcoming exhibits... nada... nothing... not a new piece to be found.  Yes, time has been taken up with a new grandchild; however, that's just a month (he was a month old yesterday.)  I can also tell by the time it's taking me to get the drawings done.  I'm working on two right now.  One is rather complex so I'm doing a very careful drawing trying to get the values right and trying to group things together so it isn't quite so complex and I get some interesting shapes.  That's this one and it's going very slow. 

zipporah sketch

Thanks to wetcanvas buddy Mike Beckett for this reference.  Here's a link to Mike's blog

The other piece is already on the half sheet that the pouring will be done on.  It's another one based on an image from a wetcanvas buddy, Jeanette Jobson from Newfoundland.  She does beautiful work, here's a link to her blog.  And here's the drawing ready for the first mask. I know it's difficult to see but it has to be that way or I'd get graphite mixed with the paint.

two boats

3 comments:

Dean H. said...

It's good to see you back pouring again, Helen!
Congratulations on the beautiful grandchild!

Diahn said...

I go through a creative slump every winter...just like clockwork.

Good to see you back!

Joan said...

I'm glad to see that you're creating again. I've missed seeing your work.