This blog is my portfolio of artwork, a journal about my process of making art...and the things that I have no words for...


Sunday, November 29, 2009

LOTS of work in progress...

The nice thing about being on holiday...I have more time to make art...so I planned ahead, bought extra canvases, and on Friday I started making surfaces, then yesterday I started laying down the raw elements...sort of assembly line, while one is drying, I start another, and it just started to get out of hand...the splash of sunshine on my dining room table full of canvases was just too pretty this morning...it gave me a few ideas too...yes, this is the same table that just days ago was a spiffy looking with a table cloth and a feast laid out for the family gathered around...

I'm experimenting again...this little 12 x 12 inch canvas has the sumi paper adhered to the surface, but I also glued a small square of 2 ply mat board underneath the paper (it's in the upper middle of the canvas, can you tell?) There's a lot going on in this piece that I like...but I'll work on it some more later to see what I can enhance...things were getting a bit sloppy last night at about 9PM when I had to call it quits...

This one has some potential, I love the subtle things happening in the background and I hope to keep some of it...

I'm going to try another red one...I just have a tough time with the color red...I like it, but not really in love with it...but I know lots of people love the other red one I made (and I do too)...my niece was hinting...but I need it for an upcoming show...I started a small red one too, but the photo didn't turn out so well...

I am loving this wrinkly surface...lots of nifty stuff happening...there's a trio of these 9 x 9's...I'm going to see if I can group them together as a triptych...it just might work...


I'm going to try again for the gold...without going too orange, I'm hoping to maintain the delicate wash without screwing it up like I had done before...twice...argh! (Tho' the two that I "screwed up" turned out fine as individual pieces...they just went in a different direction, these things happen.)

This long skinny one (8 x 24 I think) has a lovely color that I'd hate to lose...very delicate compared to the darker ones...I'll have to see what happens...

Well, I have my work cut out for me...I also have about a dozen prepared papers to mess around with...I haven't touched them yet, they're still flattening under a crockery lid with stones on it...

I just ordered a new mobile storage cart from Blick this morning...I have way too much stuff again...this is my second storage cart (the other one is full!) Can't have enough of those little guys...

8 comments:

Kathy said...

You've made a great start! I like the textures and imaginative forms you've created. Can't wait to see the finished work!

Ian Foster said...

You have created wonderful textures here, they all look very promising. I look forward to seeing the final results.

merci33 said...

how intoxicatingly wonderful to have a little 'assembly line' of works in progress...it will be fun to see how they all make their way into the world.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

So wonderful to be at this beginning stage...loving this texture and that color, these shapes and that surface! I will be checking in for the next chapter in your art making.

Curio said...

I really like the way you wrote about your process. It reminds me that I am not the only one that analyzes every little step I take.

Best of luck for your show!

noye studios said...

I love all this texture!!! What a great start!

My Decembers are just the opposite. All my W-I-P's get put on hold until my Xmas presents are complete. After 12/20 I can work on my own stuff again.

Poetic Artist said...

Looks like a great adventure. It is a wonderful start.

Momo Luna said...

yeah i like the wrinky surfaces too. :-) And the red you use on one of them, warm, bright red. These canvasses look great all together. Good start and i'm curious how they develop.