...just a little up date...
Moustaches are still happening. Yep. I made a fancy lady going to the opera on Tuesday...and retro lady with big white glasses with attached moustache...and then...random inspiration from one of my favorite artists...Gustav Klimt.
I can't remember what prompted me to do that last one...did I see a Klimt reference somewhere? Was it because I happened to see my gold paint....? No idea.
In other artistic happenings...on Tuesday I worked on my two large canvases some more. I started adding color to the second one, and I decided I liked seeing some of the white canvas through the paint, I was using a dry brush technique...and...just...I really started to like the rough quality of the paint on the canvas.
If nothing else, I feel like working on these large paintings gives me a chance to break free of my self-imposed restraints that I have set for myself with my daily pieces. I feel different when I paint, like a different artist, like I can be a little messy, experiment, be more expressive.
And well...here is where I stopped...I want to work on these some more this weekend, hopefully come to some resolution for the pieces over Thanksgiving break.
Next up...on Wednesday I made my weekly pilgrimage to Michael's with a 50% coupon. Originally I had thought about buying another wood panel...but then I was lured to that back wall with the stretched canvas...and...I...I just couldn't resist. I kept eyeing the 24x28 inch canvases...So bought two. I even went through the line twice because I am thrifty like that.
(Okay...confession. I went through the line THREE times because I also bought a torso form to create some sculptural neck pieces...more on that to come!)
Then I just came home and started to paint. The cats knew I was up to something the second I walked in with those canvases...so they kept an eye on me. (well, kind of...until they started nappin')
And here is my stopping point on my new diptych.
After I had already started sketching the first image with blue paint directly onto the canvas...I had the idea to make the pieces connect on either side by adding another face. I wish I would have put the original face so that it it was directly divided by the edge of the canvas...but then again I thought to myself that I kind of liked the challenge of having it slightly more to the side.
I have posted a pic of the paintings sitting on my easel...then below in the two connection options. I didn't edit the photos in terms of color/lightness/etc...just wanted to show how the compositional elements connect.
I think that I like the idea of interchangeable pieces just because sometimes its nice to be able to make a change, like having two paintings in one.
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG