Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Awe" 3-23-13

Life revved up since the Holidays and I have neglected my painting in hopes that I would get caught up in other departments of my life. Nothing has been caught up, and my painting has patiently waited for me to come back since I last posted. I worked on it a few times, for short bursts, since the last photo, but for the past few days I have put in about 7 hours of work on it. You probably won't notice the changes in my small photo, but I am making corrections, adding another layer of paint and generally adding here and there to what is all ready there. I hope I have changed the perspective problem of the table flipping up...and I am trying to get the values of those white edges of the flowers right, so they don't assault your eyes. The violin had some drawing problems in it, and I am struggling to make it the right color while bringing it to your attention visually. It blends into the cloth and the table and background too much, but painting it a higher value makes it look sick.

Such are the problems of a fine artist at work. I hope to have more time in the near future, as I'm not going to be teaching as much this summer and will gain another day of freedom from the grind.