I moved my studio outside today. The porch was perfect shelter from the rain. Which is great because it hasn’t stopped raining for days! Does this count as Plein Air? The entire time I was painting I thought that bear might be under the house. I recommend this strategy to everyone. You get so much more done.
The number one reason why I keep my studio so clean. See pine cone above. Maple will eat anything. Onion likes to walk on wet surfaces, but Maple takes my career in art preservation to a new level.
Sometimes, distractions are sweet.
When we moved to Alaska, I only brought the basic art supplies. Last week I finally purchased some wood tools to make my own canvases again. It was liberating and exhausting. I love power tools! I made two 3 by 4’, 2 by 4’, and 3 by 3’ canvases. Our house now looks like the Karen Museum of Soon to Be Art.
I call this one …
Even Pets Enjoy Laundry
I’m excited about the opportunity to blog and likewise try to spend more time on my own artwork. Lately, I am most observant of my own approach to each piece. Both the oil on canvas and the fresco on marble dust panel offer boundaries in the process of how I produce each painting. I am interested in the balance of subjectivity and observation, the pull of abstract from real, and the ability to express fully within these limits and freedoms.
I took down my show today at Vin Bistro. The piece above included. Surrounded by past work is not my favorite way to approach a new piece, but this week I’m going to make it work for me 🙂