Sunday, August 09, 2009

Black Eyed Susans #1

I work in a lot of mediums - my first love is painting, but my newest love has been glass.

I have been working through my big glass romance for some months, with my June trunk show sort of being my torch song of a marriage. But fall is in the air and the glass honeymoon feels over. My wandering eye is looking back at some half finished canvasses in the studio and wondering why I ever forsook them?

I have a big one, almost 4' x 6' that's been going nowhere for months. It never got off to a good start. It's time to mix up a big batch of raspberry black oil paint (alizarin crimson and black) and over-paint it into submission.

There's a plan for a big black eyed susan painting forming in my mind's eye.
I like the idea of mirroring the image.
A couple of years ago I almost went in this direction but some casual, cutting criticism of the idea derailed me. When it comes to your work - you should never listen to what anyone else has to say. They might just be being bitchy.

In any case, this post is just a way of introducing you to a new painting. I am planning to post the process of working through a big floral oil painting here on belvedere beads.

1 comment:

rosebud101 said...

I can hardly wait to see the creation that comes from these flowers!