I'm trying to finish up a new batch of paintings over here. My goal would be to get them finished, listed, and shipped by the end of this week, but I'm not sure if it's a reasonable one...everything seems to take a lot longer than I think it will, and life often interrupts the best of plans, so we'll see. Of course, those that read the blog will be the first to know.
Some have changed quite a lot, some not much, and a couple new ones have been added to the mix.
I'm still stationed here, on the step down between the kitchen and family room. It's even hotter in Southern California now than it was a month ago. Seems like we've had summer for 16 months or so now...
Anyway, bless my family for just keeping mum and going around the other way, I don't think I'd be as flexible were it not my mess. See the ipad there among the mess? I like silence a lot of the time when I create, but lately, I've been enjoying watching/listening to shows on Netflix as I paint. Certainly keeps my overactive mind focused on something else than the paintings...a helpful hint if you are result obsessed and think about it as you go along. I don't usually have that issue, but I might over focus on a specific area of a painting that is bothering me, or not have the patience to wait for a color to dry, so it helps. I just finished the first 3 seasons of Hell on Wheels and wish there were more. It's back for season 4 on live TV, but it's so not fun to wait a week. Do any of you watch it? I don't know anyone in my life that does, and I need someone to know what I mean when I say, "man, that Cullen Bohannon is one charasmatic character!" Anson Mount, the actor that brings him to life is largely responsible, clearly. And rapper Common, playing Elam Ferguson is another favorite of mine. I think most all of the characters are written and acted so well. I know that to say "it's a show about the construction of the first transcontinental railroad across the US" doesn't necessarily sound appealing right off the bat, but if you like good characters, I'd say give it a shot.
Well, enough about what I'm watching while painting, and back to the paintings.
Just like with my children, I like some better than others. I KID! I KID! Of course, like my children, I love them equally for different reasons. ;)
These two used to look different than each other, they are getting too similar, will be addressing that for sure and bringing out different qualities I like in each. I think it's one of the risks of my working on a lot at the same time. One of the benefits is getting to express myself differently at the same time. I'm still discovering a lot about my process each time I have a long painting "session". Or maybe I should say, I'm still developing my own process of creating in this medium. You know what I mean, right?
A doing a good job of mess making at the same time....
So much remains to be discovered. Love that about creativity and making in general...all it takes is a willingness to participate, you can't NOT learn something.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend, and I hope it's a little cooler than the 100 degrees we have here (enough already, California! Bring on fall.)
And if you see any that you think might "float your boat" as one friend commented, I hope to have them for sale this week here on the blog...we shall see...back to pushing paint I go...