There is always an awkward stage while painting a project where I hate it. I know it's coming. The background is taking too long and things are halfway there and it sucks...then you push and push through it and 9 out of 10 times, it works out and you get through and onto better times. You see, it's not just sitting in front of an easel and spreading paint around. I suffer through it. It's rather taxing emotionally, mentally and physically with moments of joy and self doubt and you wonder if you should bail and start something else. Today was an awkward day...I hope tomorrow, I turn the corner!
I may be a bit weird but it's hard to say goodbye to my work. At least it's harder than I thought it would be. I sold my Girl In The Tall Grass last night and I am very happy that it was purchased and purchased by someone who will hang it with pride and love having it in her home. Even though, the mental part of peering at a blank canvas, painting and creating till it's done and then giving it a pat on the butt as it wobbles out the nest...bittersweet yet thrilling. Hopefully, some day, I will be used to it.
So, I just published my latest painting here on the website. It is call "The Girl In The Tall Grass" and is another experiment with movement and motion. I wanted to give the feeling of her standing out in a grassy field while the wind whips her hair and dress. The skies are ominous as a storm moves in and the gusts of wind push the grass over.
This took me a bit longer then the last few paintings due to the detail in the grass with each piece being painted individually with a script brush. Layer after layer from the horizon to the bottom of the canvas.
I hope you like it. KHL.
I have been painting at such a feverish pace since November that I have run out of canvas! I painted over a bunch of older pieces that I was not in love with but even they are gone. UGHH! So, tomorrow, I will head down to the craft store and see what I can get. It's funny. I find myself drooling over things like brushes and easels and paints. I am like a teenage girl checking out the online clothing stores except, it's Amazon, Blick and Royal Langnickel.
I have my eye on a 60 piece set of Royal Langnickel long rounds for like 52 bucks! Just waiting till I can afford to splurge! It's amazing how fast I go through brushes. I can wear a new brush down to a useless nub with two paintings! So...I am done venting. Back to work I guess. Hope you all have a good day!
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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.