Thursday, August 18, 2011

Getting bigger!

Ok! I am getting there. This one is 24 x 24 and all collaged up and ready for paint. I am going to paint this one in the red shed out back so I have my fan and skin so soft ready. It's in the shade so it's not too bad before 10:00 am. After that, it gets uncomfortable but I went to Lowes today got the stuff I needed to set up out there. I am not sure what will happen but I am going to try and see what happens with this larger birch wood. At least I have gotten this far!

LATER.....that day...
The red shed is just too hot even with my new useless air conditioner that I have to send back. So back into the studio...
Oh goodness, I have wiped off the flowers again and have covered over most of the collage. I think that I might be able to get back down to it (reductive painting) if I don't wait too long but I think I might have to just put this one aside for now. I am really stuck. This is new for me--to work for hours and then not reach a finish point. Ok, I am getting out of my comfort zone now because this 24 x 24 feels REALLY big to me. But I am going to put it aside and look at it tomorrow. I think I am frustrated now and that means I better stop for now. Maybe I should just leave it as it is and call it "The Lonely Red Pot." It's really not bad but this was not my intention to leave it like this.

9 comments:

fran p. said...

Martha, Don't beat yourself up! It's just a work in progress ... sometimes you have to take small steps to complete a "big" job ... it's looking great at the moment and you can still see the collage elements in the background.

Don't you just love that paper with the "life is beautiful" ... I have the same paper and have used it in a journal.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

It's awesome Martha! Love the paper background you put together!!

PaperPumpkin said...

So sorry that you feel frustrated, Martha. I love that you are pushing yourself to conquer new ground, though. I also like that you are sharing your process. I have this feeling that when you go back to this painting, you are going to accomplish what you want...and more! Kath

jgr said...

Martha, congrats to you for going out of your comfort zone. I love the colors, the texture and I see the beauty in it. I have no doubt you'll turn it into a masterpiece--as you always do!

katie purcell said...

LEAVE IT JUST LIKE THAT AND CALL IT WAITING TO BE FILLED....!
YOU ARE AMAZING.
XXOO

Shirley Jones said...

Frankly, I love it just as it is!!!

Bren said...

I feel your pain! Know just how you feel, that my process every time I paint, layers and layers, losses and recovers.
Don't worry you will get to the end and be amazed at what you've done!

Melanie Statnick said...

I often find myself in the same spot. Its natural and it helps to walk away for awhile. Sometimes the inspiration returns after a brk. Then we're glad we didnt push so hard that we might become unhappy with the result. Good luck, its coming along wonderful.

Marilyn Rock said...

I see you're using that awesome 7 Gypsies Lille Collection paper in this! It's amazing paper with many uses! I love this - get rid of that inner critic - you're doing marvelously!

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