Are you there deer? oil on linen – work in progress.
Big day’s painting ahead of me, having realised over the weekend, that there are really only 2 more functional weeks to produce work in. Drying, attaching hooks etc. will happen in the last remaining week. October is whizzing by.
My heart is in my mouth and I am so incredibly tense at the moment…. I know it’s all good, but it’s hard on the body. Being an artist is definately not about fluffing around and selling pretty things, it’s like training for a marathon, but the work is rewarding, and every do often I sit back and feel proud about how far I’ve come. I certainly look at other people’s art in a different way these days.
New work – 1st layer down.
I started this painting on Saturday, it was loose paint, and felt lovely going down, shapes swimming together, merging slightly, and singing gently. I sometimes wish I could stop there – that that first layer would be enough. It can be so precarious, having laid a satisfactory foundation to go over it, but it’s necessary – for the longevity of the painting and also for the depth of colour that is so beautiful with oil paint.
Today, I’ll do a lot more to both these paintings, and a few more besides. Must remember to breathe somewhere in all this. 😉