The Lady In The Red Room
Hello out there to anyone who may be reading this. It's a Monday and it's cold outside. The boys are sleeping on the bed and old episodes of The Rifleman are on the tv as I sit here and stare at the most recent painting that I am doing. It is acrylic on canvas and it is the second figure study that I have done in a row. To be honest, I am struggling with her and am at the point where I want to finish her and get back in the clouds where there aren't so many rules to live by.
I did these sketches several years ago (The Muse Sleeps) and (The Lady In The Red Room). I just never got around to painting them. I dragged them out and have been slogging away on them for a few weeks now. As soon as I finish Red, I want to get a big canvas and do an epic sky scene...BIG SKY keeps popping into my head. I can't start it till Red is done and when I am not really enjoying a painting it is like pulling teeth to finish her...it's close...a few more days and maybe then.
I think skies may be my thing. I enjoy them very very much and I think they may the one thing that I do well. Something about the freedom and being able to just create as I go is what appeals to me. So, it is getting late and I am getting ready to work here robes and draping. I need the drape to be flawless to complete it and it will take some time. So...here we go.
My brain never shuts down. It is broken and there is a constant stream of poop flowing through it...I would like to share this poop with you.