I almost wish I had taken a photo "before"...(but the light wasn't good!) The new lighting will make it easier for more than one person to work at a time, as well as improve my perception of colors. (I Hope!) Next is the flooring and replacement of storage system.
While the construction is hampering my ability to actually paint, I am busy collecting new ideas and imagining how organized I will be (?) ---- as Jeanne Brenneman would say, "There's more work to do in the studio than paint!"
I'll post more as it progresses.
Happy Painting! :)
The Quilter-- began as an idea for the Tamarack "Warmth" exhibit. While I didn't have the painting ready for that show, I enjoyed taking my time and relished the details---soft eyes, warm hands, taking great care to stitch together warm fabric so that each snuggle beneath the layers will feel like a hug. I can smell the bread baking already, and with a forecast of subzero temperatures heading our way, this quilt will be much appreciated!
Happy New Year! I am off to a good start so far, continuing my commitment to paint while getting used to the new job responsibilities. I think of the painting as a way for me to keep a balance of family, work, and self enrichment, and I am really enjoying the process of it all.
This year, I will finally get a drop ceiling with proper lighting in my cubby, which may not improve the technique, but make it a nicer place to hang out! Tis project will also mean a good "cleaning out" of supplies and organizing. I spent yesterday sorting out some older supplies from my "pre Daniel Smith" days. I took these good, student grade materials to my nieces and nephews, and we had a blast painting and drawing. I 'm not sure who enjoyed it more--them or me! They are a very talented group of students, and each one has an eye for something different. I will post some of their work here soon.
Happy Painting :)
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.