I'm going from one project to the next, but all these little projects will lead to much better opportunities in the near future. As usual, I haven't quite figured out what the next composition will be. I do have a few options narrowed down, just need to make a final decision and go with it. The one that I'm leaning toward is this photo (posted) that I took from inside a storm damaged barn looking out. It makes a great composition. I'll get my mind made up by the weekend and start putting some wax on a panel. Talk to ya soon! RLP
We had a great turnout last night at Picture This in Hermitage. I think the weather helped a lot. we've all sat indoors waiting for some Spring like temps and Sunshine. I think my idea of painting Sunflowers fit in perfectly. My plan was to complete this last night while at the show, but I didn't quite make it. First thing this morning I got up and finished the detail work. Not sure what I next painting will be. I've gone through hundreds of old photos trying to get motivation. Until I figure it out I'll be painting a few small pieces and a commission. I'll be back soon and let you know what my next painting will be. Until ten, enjoy Spring:-) RLP
I've made my way back to a larger painting. The newest painting is 24" x 24" and is an image of a horse and a barn. I merged the two images into one like I did with the portrait and sail boat. I hope it comes out as well. Only a few days into it, so no cool progress photos to post. My plan is to spend as much time as possible on this painting over the next few days, and maybe I can have it close to complete by Monday. Time will tell! That's all I got for today. RLP
I thought I would be working on a larger painting, but as usual I got side tracked. When I can't make my mind up on a painting I work though ideas on a smaller scale. Not a bad thing, I just want to get further along on my bigger ideas. I guess the bonus to me working on smaller panels is that I get to experiment with how things work, like colors and materials. You would think that I have this process down to an exact science but I still have aha moment from time to time. I love the aha moments. The painting posted here is on a panel I had stuck some blueprints on. It has more of a transfer of the blueprints under the beeswax and then an ink transfer on top. I like the layers of things in my paintings it just takes a lot more planning and patience. Next on the table is tulips. One painting done today and I will get anther going tomorrow. I'll be back with those results soon. RLP
Well, I've spent plenty of time out of the studio lately. I've done some cool things and met some new friends. Here's what I've been up to.
•I gave an Art Talk at the Nashville School of the Arts. It was really cool seeing the talent of those students. I was able to see a few of their works and talk about my journey in the art world. I probably enjoyed the visit more than they did, but you never know what they could have taken from what I shared.
•I've spend several hours going through all my photos looking for subjects for new painting. I'm not going to share what they are just yet, but I'm hoping to start one this week.
•I found a new beeswax supplier. I wanted to find someone closer to home, so I messaged the Nashville Beekeepers Association. Now I will use beeswax from right here in Middle TN. Barry is my new supplier and he gave me some wax from different stages and a bunch of old beekeeper magazines. Pretty cool stuff. I'm going to try to transfer ink from one of the magazines.
•Next month I'll be offering classes at Picture This in Hermitage. I worked on the details and what we would be creating. More info coming out soon.
So now I'm going to melt some wax, paint a few small pieces, and plan my next larger painting. I'll be back soon. RLP
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