Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Working in the Middle
Just a quick update...spent yesterday working more in that difficult "middle phase" on this one. It's bigger than I usually work...and made even more complicated, because it is actually two 24x30 canvases...makes it hard to step back and get a good look at the whole piece. Finally I hung it on the wall, so I could really step back and look at it better. Still not the best picture, because the only place I could hang it in the studio was the entry hallway--no natural light there. I've used some metallic colors (copper & bronze)...which I really like, but also makes it hard to photograph. (You'll just have to come to the Art Crawl to get a really good look yourself!)
I don't think it's quite done...but getting there. I'm letting it hang on the wall for a few days...so I can keep looking at it and consider any changes. I want this piece to reflect change and energy and all the power of the emotions that go along with that. (sometimes I hate writing about my work...it's hard to find the right words).
So with that painting waiting in the wings, I worked on finishing up some other smaller paintings today--hoping to get them done in time for the Art Crawl.