Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Now here's a little story....about a year or so I did this painting of the cream pitcher and it was on a horrible brown background and I was so unhappy with the piece that I tossed it in my slush pile and wrote off my effort as "a valuable practice session" - valuable in teaching me what not to do!
Then last weekend I was working on a piece that I needed to let dry and glancing at the clock I knew I didn't have time to really get a decent start on a new piece before we had to leave to meet friends for dinner but I still wanted to paint so I grabbed this little guy out of the slush (more like sludge) pile and decided to repaint the background a darker - richer color to see if there was any hope. Once I did that I liked the painting a whole lot more.
But then I realized my biggest problem was my bad planning when it came to the position of the subject matter. I knew I needed to balance the canvas so I decided to try my hand at a piece of glass - specifically a mason jar just for fun. I loved it - now I could be hooked on glass - hum...glass jars stuck in Chamisa bushes...what do you think? Ha!
It was so much fun and a great exercise. I intend to do more so stay tuned - Cara