...tonight I worked on the pieces for the Art Nouveau show that is fast approaching. I feel like I have got a good start but still a long way to go. I have little wooden plaques, some 8x10 canvases...all with some scrap of paint on them, even if it just the background color. Hey....gotta start somewhere, right? Still working with the Hedwig/owl inspiration…really having some fun with this theme…
About an hour or so into painting I picked up one of the plaques that I had painted with a coat of blue and quickly painted the simplified owl shape...but then quickly put down my brush to pick up a pencil….seemed only fitting that I elaborate on the branch…before I knew it, one of my trees had creeped into this small work…and then I started to think, yeah, that makes sense. Owls live in trees…yep.
So I unwrapped my new blank canvas and just started sketching…owl shape, check. Crazy, curvilinear lines…check. After going over the pencil lines quickly with black paint…ready. This will be the canvas that I paint at the live-art event.
So that is where I am as of this evening. Several plaques and small canvases in progress…three trays of ornaments not even opened and two packs of square canvases that need to be addressed.
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