- another tumblr image I found -
Right now I'm saying, "oh well". Spent a lot of time working on the 3rd piece (HA! . . there's that word . . three!) of a series connected to the number three (mind, body, spirit). The first two I've posted here. I made a "mistake" about a week ago to the final "touch". Somehow I retrieved something I liked. Again . . it was almost done . . and added another one of those "touches" and . . bong! . . the gong went off . . WRONG!!!! Think I'll give myself some time and space before I do that again. So I need to read this quote over and over and over. . . . . . and over . . and . . This little 9" square watercolor paper I've been painting on . . thought it wouldn't feel as "precious" as a canvas or cradled panel. Who knew?!?
I don't work fast. I know what I like. I don't mind redoing, if it's in the fairly early stages, but putting a lot of time into a piece . . . oh well. I think that's why I worked in oil. I can do well to retrieve something in oil or encaustic but acrylic ... ! So this series will have to wait. Glad I can put oil on acrylic. Unfortunately I can't glue tissue. At least I've never read what oil medium could do that. I have a lot of cradled panels that I made and bought for future encaustic paintings. I think I'll go to oil and cold wax. I had hoped to take a class from Rebecca Crowell, as she isn't too far away from me; maybe one on one. When I work with acrylic, I get this kind of "tedious" feeling in my body, knowing that unless I spray with water after putting a mark or brushed area on, it's on there for good. With oil I can come in with solvent. Rebecca Crowell writes about her frustrations on her blog. I know this is a part of creating. Somehow it seemed easier (as I remember) when I was creating prior to my dry spell.
Feels good to blow off steam here!! Below is a "treasure" I found along the curb. Plowtrucks and their salt created an "oh, wow!" piece. Wonder what an onlooker might have thought had they seen my excitement. Have been looking at flickr photos of the wonderful job nature does creating abstraction, and the artists who spot them.
It's pretty flat. Actually the photo doesn't do it justice. I can see my son's face if he were to have seen me putting it in my car! :)