A Nice Morning In The Studio
This morning turned out to be a joyful smearing of paint – on canvas, on panels, and all over my hands. I had spent way too many hours this week at the computer working on digital art, which can be addicting in its own way, but can be physically draining too. It’s good to change focus for a little while.
I finally broke out of my fear of going larger with some collage on canvas. Well, I guess you can call it collage, though for now it’s mostly paint, and lots of texture. I want to shake my fixation on the idea that canvas=paint. The collage elements of weathered and hand painted papers that you do see are partially obscured by a blending around the edges into the surrounding paint.
Alongside these two canvases you will see two of my boxes with ongoing work. And you might notice the magazine pages that I’ve used to clean the paint off my knives and brayers.
I’ve taken two shots, each from the opposite side, for a better view of what’s going on so far. These canvases aren’t the really large ones, of course, but I thought maybe it was best to make a gradual transition to larger. But those old canvases are right there waiting to be next.
Have a great weekend!