Well, I'm gettin' there. I've tightened lines, added washes, I've dibbled and I've dabbled. I have started shading on the white part of the mask and am just about ready to remove the masking. That is the part I really enjoy, when I get to work on the final, small details.
I am still working on the swan mask but couldn't wait to start working on the next one. This is a small color study (6x6). I'm glad I decided to do this first. I will probably leave off the collar and change the head dress. This is by far my favorite mask.
This is the beginning stage of my latest Chili painting. It occured to me when I started this how much I enjoy painting chilies. The more texture they have, the better, and the reds, there are so many that can be used.
Don't you think slump is a funny word? It struck me as sounding so funny I wondered if it really was a word, so I went to the old Funk & Wagnals...actually it was dictionary.com...and looked it up. Indeed it is! I knew it was but I get this way sometimes, like when I am in a slump! Am I the only one? Surely not...
To help my mood I have decided to give something away...
8 x 10 ~ 300lb cp
Here is how it will work...
Leave a comment on my blog about how you "get out" of a slump when you have one...then post on your blog about the give away including a link to my blog. You will be entered in a drawing to win this painting. One entry for commenting and one for including a link back on your blog...be creative!
Here is some of the art I was working on during my "lack of posting" days. This photo is of the Andes Mountains where my friend Carey serves as a missionary for two weeks each year. He teaches a class of pastors, preparing them to share the Gospel with the KeeChee (not sure of the spelling) Indians in this region. Carey asked me early last year if I could create visuals to help the pastors gain a better understanding of the scriptures. The work had to be painted on something that could be packed in a suitcase yet large enough for the entire class to see. I painted on white muslin.
This photo shows some of the work I did. You can see the "bride" and part of the "building" on the wall.
These are the pastors who were in his class for two weeks, shown in their classroom.
This is the entire group shown in front of the art. Carey is on the front row in the light blue shirt.
I have a few friends who go on mission trips regularly. One friend has taken art to two areas of Russia and I expect to begin work in the next few months on visuals for this years trip to Ecuador.
Well, I am out of space so I will share my "red, hot secret" with you in the next post...soon!
I've been working on various art projects and will share them with you soon.
If you are a painter of florals there is still 9 days to enter the International Artists Floral and Gardens Competition by going here. I entered the Poinsettia..."It's That Time of Year," and the crystal roses, "Spring Enchantment."
Check back in a few days...I have something to tell you...