WIP Wednesday: Session 4 a list

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Its It’s a lovely morning to be stuck in traffic in the cab of a 5 ton. Riding to locations is actually the best part of set dec, a precious few moments of sitting in air conditioning even stealing a nap. No naps for me though (yet) cause I need to share my WIP with you!

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I’ve started (another) new project, but this time I’m trying to approach it differently. I’m writing a –get thisPLAN for my execution. So here’s what I got so far:

  1. Make a drawing
  2. Trace to canvas
  3. Blue turquoise underpainting with acrylic
  4. Let dry and coat with mat medium
  5. Strategically fill parts with oil paint, face and arms with color allow underpainting to show through in chair, tattoo and partially through clothes
  6. Let dry

Now here’s the interesting experimental part:

  1.  Stretch a new canvas
  2. Do an acrylic underpainting in  emeralds and blues and umber
  3. Collage the paintings

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I know crazy. I finally have a vision and I can see how it ties into my idea of exploring self established culture. It took a long time but I’m starting to feel good about art again. I have purpose and creativity and I can do the thing!!! Well I can do it when I get another day off. Till next time, stay hydrated y’all:!

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WIP Wednesday

Happy Fourth! I thought I would try a thing. I’ve noticed the balance of art posts to home posts seems a bit tipped towards home things and not art things. Part of the reason for me keeping a blog – and screaming into the internet void – was to give myself some art-making accountability. WIP (Work In Progress) Wednesday will be a brief update on what I’m currently tackling in whatever stage it is in, maybe even if it’s still just an idea or a reference photo. We’ll see. Lets try it out shall we?

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I started this painting in 2012 and never touched it since. Its a personal piece and is a bit laden with emotional baggage. I love the drips and loose rendering of each flower and the punch of pink color. What I don’t love is the sienna and umber I started to bring in. I didn’t really have a strategy for this piece when I started and it felt empty without some other colors and that is what I chose.

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Since its not for sale or show I feel more at ease to experiment with it and I would like it to end up in my office (sewing room, framing room, not paint room – it’s still a working title). I’m going to try to incorporate some light blues and mints to cover the brown, and also add some deep navy and maybe dark purple to the very dark parts. I think the addition of cooler tones with help pop the neon pink even better. I’ll let you know how it turns out!