not really, but where has the time gone? It has been nearly 8 weeks since my last post and the weeks just flew by. After finishing my graphite drawing from the previous post I volunteered to do a Plein Air painting of our Light House on Presque Isle. Wooo what an experience since I am not used to doing this type of painting. Learned a lot, mostly what not to do, and sparked an interest in my that next year instead of just talking about it to just do it. You know show up and whatever happens it shall be.
I did however had to complete the painting in the studio for the auction to help raise funds to restore our lighthouse. The painting is with acrylics but I started out using watercolors. It just wasn't working right so had to switch mediums.
What I would like to do is experiment with oils this winter and try them for Plein Air painting next year.
I would think the quickest way to build up your confidence about painting is Plein Air. You cannot walk away so easily like in a studio. At least that would be the case for me.
After the light house painting I was commissioned to paint Vinnie the Cat as a surprise which meant no posting till the gift was presented. I should have taken photos of the process. I was intent on the painting that any thought of photos in progress slipped by me.
I am happy to say both the client and recipient loved the painting and I thoroughly enjoyed creating it. I was a bit nervous since painting pets can be hard. Hard might not be the right word but you do have to make sure you get the markings correct.
So now I am happy to report I'm back in the studio painting for you! Here is the work in progress so far. This is 8 x 10 inches acrylic on canvas. My plan is for the next few weeks to work small in hopes you will find something appealing to you. I will be marketing to you direct before framing for a gallery.
Stay tuned and I will try and paint as fast as I can.
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