Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I'm letting the little boat sit in a corner and consider its transgressions for a few days before tackling it again. Its often good to put something to one side if its not working for me then come back with fresh eyes at a later date.
Meanwhile I pulled out this piece that I had started previously of a fairly calm water surface. The nuances in a body of water are one of the things that draw me to it. Perhaps the challenge in getting the shapes and values just right satisfies the detail freak in me. It becomes a meditation of sorts and I can easily lose track of time while I create swirls and gentle curves on the water surface. This painting is in oils, 11" x 14".
My entry into the gallery world once more is off to a good start, with two paintings being sold today that had only just been put on the wall. That will go towards my late birthday present to me of a load of Kama oil paints. I'm justifying the purchase as necessary art tools. Besides traditional tubes of paint, I ordered a few oil sticks as well. I haven't used oil sticks before. I'm presuming they're similar but perhaps softer than oil pastels, but should be interesting for making marks. I'll have to experiment a bit. Tips are welcome if others have experience with them.