Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wow! I haven't posted in nearly a month. I am painting, but its not on canvas.
We bought our house 8 years ago with the romantic idea that we would fix it up little by little. Time went buy and money to fix things went to college, getting children musical instruments, putting new tires on the vehicles, etc. Compounded with the fear of what we would find once we started tearing paneling off walls, pulling up carpets and the result was waking up 8 years later with very little romance and almost no fixing up. My house still has the uglies.
I woke up a few days ago and just started pulling the paneling loose from the wall to peek behind it. When the wall behind it looked good, I pulled it all the way off. One sheet at a time, I made my way down the stairs. The plaster is in great shape, considering there are hundreds of tiny little nail holes all over it and it has taken a lot of abuse with the installation of the paneling.
I am reclaiming my dream one panel at a time, one wall at a time, one room at a time. It is a lot like standing in front of a canvas and getting that first mark put on. One day, my house will reflect the personalities of the people that live in it.
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
A closer look at the same pose. I notice that #art is a lot like writing. The rough sketch is the idea. The second sketch is like the initial edit. The more I draw the same #sketch the more solid the ideas become. I bet the pros know this, but I am just discovering the power of a redraw. #art #artist #sketchbook #drawingvia Instagram