Untitled, 18" x 30", acrylic and marker on canvas. Keep reading if interested in the evolution of this painting.
What a difference a studio makes! My dear friend Haley shared her lovely studio, and provided loving moral support while I worked on this painting. We had a great time creating together. I felt so happy! Surely this must be a sign that I am meant to be an artist. I sometimes feel like an impostor. Do you ever feel this way, dear readers? I had the beautiful painting by David Bromstad (below) in my mind and I wanted to copy it as an exercise. Unfortunately, I didn't have a picture of it, but I was still influenced by it. I wanted smooth, simple lines and I was in love with the colors he used.
Here is what I came up with. I love the color combination of dove gray, pink and yellow. Fun, but just didn't feel complete. I felt compelled to layer on more paint, but I wanted my edges to be perfect. I find my hands are not as steady as I'd like, but I kept going.
Third. Hmm. Maybe I should have stopped here. But I didn't.
Fourth incarnation. Since I considered this painting an experiment, I actually let go of the worry that I would ruin it and I kept going.
Fifth and final incarnation! For better or worse the painting is done. I'm actually kind of pleased with it, I know I will be working in these colors more. It looks a little deco to me. It's a little more graphic and bold than what I want to achieve, but I think I might be on to something.