I’ve been working on a few pieces this week. They are different from my usual paintings…which I find completely interesting. I’ve been questioning a lot of my process lately. I know that whole “question process” is something every artist goes through. And I’ve pushing myself. A lot. A super lot.
Here is one piece.
(Get Over Your Hill)
I have been captivated by faces. The eyes. The lips. The noses. The shadows, the lights, the colors. Every time I sit down to paint I find them mystifying. Like I said, I’ve been pushing myself…which is tedious and messy and leaves me questioning, then trying harder. There are lots of what ifs.
(Get Over Your Hill, detail)
I’ve made some technique and product discoveries. I’ve been keeping a log in my art journal of the discoveries. And the hours. I remind myself of some sort of scientist working over test tubes in a lab, then jotting down the findings in a log book. I’ll have to show those journal pages soon.
I think this piece is finished. I’m going to stare at it a bit longer just to make sure. I’ll have more pieces to share soon.