So…maybe I need to get started earlier so I am not up so late…and on a school night, tsk, tsk. But I felt like painting, so had to do it…not trying to find time for my art, gonna make time for it, even got a poster to prove it. New mantra…please remind me.
Back to the big painting that I left before my trip to St. Petersburg. I worked on the interior of the tree form, just getting some general values down in the figurative elements. Next time I can start focusing on each one and adding details. As I worked I stopped and photographed every 3-5 minutes…or whenever I remembered…thought it would be neat to make a time-lapse style slide show to document the painting showing from start to finish…whenever that might be. (below, some in-progress pics...didn't realize but I cut off some of the first pic, I started around 9pm)
In the works right now…drumming up business for Tipsy Art (ya’ll know anyone in these parts that wants a Tipsy Art party? Give me a holler.)…working on this big piece for a show down in Boca…got to remember to go down to the Armory and Bear and Bird to pick up artwork…and, oh yes…I sent an email saying I was interested in participating in the next Art Nouveau Event, a Harry Potter themed live art event. I had to think about that last one. Not because I didn’t want to participate, not because it isn’t a great event/group to work with…but it’s on a school night…and it ends late. Really. Late. (Gulp…Nervous laugh…) But that will always be my excuse, and I can’t let that stand in the way. So I gonna start some Harry Potter works (my friend Siddhi is excited, I know she will keep me motivated), grab some coffee, and just make it happen. Updates to follow.
Last but not least, I forgot to post my small experiment with glass from the FAEA conference. They had this table set up in the vendor booth where you could create your own glass design from various colored glass scraps…then give the piece to be fired in a small kiln and picked up the next day with a pendant clasp attached…all for a nominal fee. Totally worth it. I posted the before picture and the picture after it was fired. Turned out pretty good, and it was so much fun.
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