Sunday, October 7, 2012

New Painting in the Works

 Winds of Change (in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"

Spent a little time trying to finish "Winds of Change" this weekend, but it still needs one more session.  Thought I'd share this photo anyway, because it's been difficult to find the right lighting indoors or out to photograph it in, and the rains may come before I get a chance to finish it and photograph it again.  In reality, the red of the "Kona" rectangle is in the same range as that of the berries, but it's in the shadow here.  The painting reminds me of a fat corner (yardage talk) of  printed fabric.  Though decorative in appearance, it has special meaning for me.

Meanwhile, some little garden spiders were busy crafting snares for "passers-by," and I feel lucky to have discovered their handiwork quite by chance today when I happened to glance at the fencing from a new perspective.  Somehow, the mixed media piece that I did on Saturday morning seems in keeping with the wire fence web graphics. This work was done on white sketch paper that appears grey in this photo.  Late Saturday night, I got brave and put a raw umber wash on top of it all.  Risky business, to say the least, and as you can imagine, it looks totally different now.  Some might even venture to say it is ruined.  Which reminds me of the words of wisdom of Non-indigenous Woman"Never give up on a piece."  :)

Everything is dry . . . bone dry and parched.  The weather is lovely, but we will welcome the rains.

Wishing you a wonderful week.


annamaria said...

Everything is dry here too. It has been so unusual, pretty but odd, to have had no rain in weeks! The driest fall in a hundred years....
Love following the slow process of making a painting. I have given up on trying to complete one painting in one day, phew, it was such an exhausting thing and makes one feel like a factory. Not really what art is all about is it? I love the time taken to think and consider different possibilities and try things out, make discoveries. On with the painting then;-)

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Annamaria,

I admire your ability to complete a painting in a day! It's a rare occasion that I'm able to complete a painting in a single 24 to 36-hour period,and even at that, I would typically have two protracted painting sessions within that time period. I don't generally fiddle with the composition much, but I often end up applying many layers of glazes before obtaining colors that I'm satisfied with. (The forecast here is for rain by next weekend. So strange to have brown, crispy leaves on the ground rather than leaves displaying the glorious colors of fall.) Thanks for stopping by!