Archive for November, 2012
Today, I have made some major changes with my still life set ups. I have three set ups in place and I am currently painting my first of the series called “Redemption”.
I have decided to do all in Watercolor. I love painting in watercolor. I like the fact I can walk away from the brushes while the interruption of the backyard construction is taking place. I only paint during the day with natural sunlight. A night, I will draw or concentrate on future paintings.
I am also experimenting with egg tempera and casein with the watercolor. The rythm of painting with all these water-based mediums seem to flow beautifully together. I am not mixing them together with the same paint brush. I am using the other mediums as the final layers ontop of the watercolor. When I use the egg tempera and casein, I will indicate I am doing so.
I have taken a class with the nationally known artist Koo Schadler and have never pursued painting exclusively with egg tempera. It will be my next project once I move into the new studio.
In the meantime, I will stay with my beloved watercolors.
This is the drawing before the watercolor. I work out most of my problems with this first stage. For example, I am free to reposition certain objects in the drawing to make it work in the composition.
Alot of new construction has taken place at our residence. We are anticipating the building of our new garage with a second story apartment/art studio.
The downstairs garage will be divided into two spaces with a wall and two separate garage doors: the left side of the garage will house all tools and a workshop area. The right side of the garage will overlook the garden area and be used for art shows and private painting classes.
The garage/art studio project will be completed around the first of January. We are making alot of progress with the building this month because the weather has been beautiful.
My current artwork has taken a different turn in the subject theme and I am focusing on the idea of “Redemption”. A recent personal incident has caused me to reflect on this idea of redemption. I have set all previous shown on this blog aside and I am drawing from different still life set ups. I will post some of the drawings later.
In the meantime, see the progress of the construction site below. Blessings to you all and follow your dreams with love.
Old 1920s carriage garage house before removal. The old wood was riddled with termites and the old roof was rusted.
New framing and the walls are added. The roofing is next once the wood is delivered.