Friday, April 15, 2011

(Somewhat) Quick Paintings

Most recent quick study
I've been having a hard time focusing lately (more on the reason why in a later post). My typical reflection paintings on metal take SO long to do- several layers of paint, each taking several hours, with drying time in between that they just seem daunting when I'm so distractible. So, in a quest for more immediate gratification I've been doing a series of short, quick paintings on gessoed particle board. I'm normally such a careful, detailed painter that it's good for me to do "fast" paintings once in a while. I put fast in quotes because I still spend 1-2 hours on them. I've done about 10 of them now and I think I'm getting better at getting my subject down quickly. What do you think?
Quick study #1

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Floater frame- finished picture

Wow! I must be THE worst blogger ever! It's been forever since I posted. Sorry! There have been lots of other things distracting me. Don't worry, I'll try not to let it happen again. As promised (AGES ago), here is the final picture of the finished floater frame- complete with artwork inside.

I have some exciting art news- the Energen corporation (the Alabama gas company) has bought one of my paintings for it's permanent Alabama art collection. If I understand correctly, it will hang in their fancy building downtown with a plaque with my name on it. Awesome :)

I don't have much more to write about today, but I have some more exciting news that I hope to be able to share with my next post. Stay tuned.