Sometimes I need to challenge myself in a painting task. Sometimes I wonder why I am making these internal landscapes which are so personal that others fail to claim them. I could paint canvas after canvas, but I become overwhelmed with my amount of product. I could paint over what I have done and I do that, or I could paint a landscape from a photo of a place my sister loves and she would love to be given this painting. It is such a different process painting from something already captured. Do I imitate or take it off in its own direction? Sometimes painting is about the experiment of a new capture. Yesterday I started this piece, 20x28 maybe. Here it is bare bones laying the first colors over a rough drawing....no pencils please.
It's been good to return to the studio for 3 days in a row. I am trying to finalize some paintings because next week I'll be hanging a show in a 10x10 Caravan tent for a 3 day art festival in Stowe, VT. Big event which coincides with a craft show there. I have done the craft show many other years. This is the first time I will be introducing myself in the art part of it. I'm listed as "painting on canvas and silk", so some of my large hangings will be shown as well as some smaller silk paintings on scarves. I am preparing for the event on several levels. Gosh, how we can challenge ourselves. Makes life interesting, don't you agree? Have a good weekend all!