Cloud watching – Work in progress
Well, I’m happy to report that I am totally in love with oil paint. I had over a week away from it – getting work finished for Canterbury, and was again a bit nervous about venturing back into it. I did have 2 small paintings in progress in oil – ruined them both, and saved one. Now the other has entered an experimental phase – always good for making me less precious about the art I’m creating.
I also started something big and exciting. A 91cm square linen of clouds, which will have a small figure climbing a ladder at the bottom part – or perhaps not – we’ll see. I did want to do a big cloud-only canvas, but it was looking bare in some way – no very distinct focus within it. There is still a LOT of detail to do within the clouds – but I couldn’t work more white in without it getting tainted by the greys and blacks that were hiding amongst it – so I’m trying to be patient and wait until Friday to give a proper amount of drying time.
Lying in bed thinking about it – and how much fun I had with big brushes, LOTS of paint and clouds, I considered all the things that could be at the bottom, and a series grew in my head. And now I have a problem. A few series, and a few ideas for more that are all large bodies of works in themselves. I need to persistently work through one before moving on to the next. I wish I wasn’t so easily distracted and enthusiastic…… but I guess this is one of the things that is making me do this at all. Grrrr to me.
Drop off at Canterbury went well. I believe they are building the website for the exhibition, so I will post the address when it is available, and you can see what I’m a part of this coming weekend. It’s going to be big and exciting.