Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Pianist

I am able to work from a model from time to time over the summer.  It is a great privelege always to have someone to sit for you especially when money is an issue.  (So annoying)  This is a one day (or less) study.  Though I feel it's really a small painting.  I plan on doing some different things with this same pose.  Possibly an alla prima portrait, graphite drawing and maybe a small piece again from a different spot.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Gift

6"x4" oil on board still life.  Shades of red. 

Carissa Seated

Another image I did during the course of the day. It is 8"x10" Oil on Board. Figure Study in Duo-tone technique.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daily Paint

Here is one of the first images I created. Oil on Board 4"x6". I decided to take advantage of the tiger lilies that are all blooming by my house. I like working on board except when it gets too wet it's a little annoying to get the paint to do what you want it to do. I like it better after it dries once and then you paint another layer on top of it again but in the spirit of daily painting that defeats the purpose. So I'll see if I can get better with the material or switch.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Posting Day One

First day. Of course I already started a blog but can't access it. Awesome. So here's a second blog with a dash. They don't make this the easiest but it will do.
In attempt to get out there more and actually make a living as an artist I am investing time and energy to this blogging endeavor. The transition from student to fine artist isn't the easiest either. It takes perseverance, some guts and a lot of hustling to put it lightly. Though I know I will eventually be successful, do I have the patience to wait it out?
In the meantime, more painting, more networking, additional teaching and a few commissions. It's all become a big juggling act and balance is key. Though my sense of entitlement is still there, always wondering why I couldn't just be born with or married into financial freedom, I know that working hard and intelligently is key. Being grateful for who I am and what I have instead of demanding or desiring for what I don't is important.
So here we go on another adventure. I can't but help put my own personal spin on it and include what I'm thinking and feeling along the way. Besides I love writing too.
"Whatever you do, do with all your heart."----writer?
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