Sunday, February 24, 2013

studio visit: another canvas on another wall

I took the painting entitled Addie and added a few layers to her.  There are a few more canvases eagerly awaiting the same treatment . . . or not.  They're not really speaking to me this week.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

charon floating toward adulthood

Charon Floating Toward Adulthood, 36" x 36", acrylic, pastel, paper on canvas, 2013

Although the white-washed pieces are fantastic--and I want to continue exploring that palette and the softening and addition of layers--the color here feels quite strong and not overpowering.  I like the effect.  It opens up the work to more interpretation and space.  

I believe the work is maturing nicely.  And I like the structure of having a day job with limited time allotted to creation.  It gives me time to ponder and solve problems before putting my hands on the work.  Now I just need to find my sense of humor again, and some threads of sociability.