i have taken monday and tuesday this week to just "be" as i like to call it.
just me, my paints and the canvases
a chance to reconnect with myself and see what spills on to the surfaces i am painting.
i can tell sometimes when the process of creating for consumption overshadows the process of creating to "breathe" and i just needed a couple days to "purge" so to speak.
i worked on blank canvases,
finished up some convases i had lying around in progress and i just went for it.
i placed a large piece of canvas on my studio floor so i could play and make a MESS!
i worked on and completed 4 pieces.
but then i remembered, way back in september i actually took photos of the bginning stages of 2 of the 4 canvases i finished...so i thought, lets whip out the photos and post them on the blog!
so heres the beginning stages of 2 of the canvases (they are quite fugly too, may be why they sat for so long, lol)
i have a Saint Remy Multi-Angle Studio Easel that can hold 2 canvases at one time
the canvas on the left is 15 x 45" and on the right 18 x 36"
the final result...
the one on the left, which i am calling the "Lotuses & the Bluebird", now hangs in my hallway flanking the right side of my powder room. (this is the wall you can see sometimes behind me when i record video blogs)
i have had this image by Mary Scrimgeour taped to my wall for a year. i love everything about it! so as homage and respect to her inspiration, i had to put the bluebird in the piece.