Friday, August 29, 2008

Updates and all that good stuff.

So here is the piece that has been taking up some of my patience (see approximately ten posts back). I had the genius idea of completing it quickly so I decided that I would do it in acrylic for a show sometime a while back. Since I work mainly in oils (I only do very small things in acrylic) it's been nothing short of a headache. AND, obviously, it wasn't completed for the show–which wasn't a problem (I had a creative block at the time). So I took the advice of an "art adviser" who writes about art but I don't actually think he DOES art, that I shouldn't rush the painting, but finish it in my own good time so it'll be "exactly what I want". So that's what I'm doing. And then I'm going back to oils, and that's that (I think). Though, there is something to be said for the vibrancy of colour and the nice clean lines that acrylic provides. I've got about two or so more layers to go.

Monday, August 18, 2008

So much happening.

I've been away for a while from posting. Lots has happened in the meantime. I've moved once again. This time it was due to the economy. Too much money was going to gas, so I had to cut back on rent, which meant moving. The new place is not exactly the most optimal, but it does have more room.

I had my workspace set up pretty quickly and have been plugging away. I've got a few pieces that I'm trying to finish up. I'll try to post photos soon. Also, the blog has been in need of a spruce up, so over the next few weeks it'll be going through changes (they've been started already!).

I've got too many ideas running through my head. Everything from prints to mosaic. Have always actually wanted to learn to make them, mosaics that is, ever since seeing them in Pompeii and St. Peter's in Rome years ago. Over the weekend I picked up a book on mosaic for $4. Elaine Goodwin's Classic Mosaic. I couldn't pass it up. It was beaten up, but worth it. Lots of colorful photos, covers the history, styles, tools and how to's, with projects to try. Thank you almighty Bargain Table at BnN.