This is just a bit of practice. I am planning to post a piece of my art or art in progress everyday for the month of November. Its funny, I’ve been sitting down everyday to work on something, yet very little ever seems to make it to completion. As I’ve started so many small pieces, I am planning on starting even more and will be working on actually completing them during the next month.
I’ve discovered that my process tends to be a little slow, as I use lots of layers and gesso as well to build up areas. I sometimes think that there must be a faster way to do this, but as of yet, I haven’t figured that out, so I just keep practicing. I am going to try to do some work using fewer layers, and see if I can find a way to get the results I am looking for or even discover a different result, that I like even more.
Above is a page in my journal, I like this idea, it started as a sketch of 3 birds, then I had some paint left on my bubble wrap heart so I applied it over the birds. Then this morning I had some extra paint, that I ended up using on the birds. I’m pretty sure I will add some more details to this page, as I really like the way it is turning out, and will probably try to do this on a larger canvas. Moving was helpful as we have lots of bubble wrap about the house still.
The original bird sketch was for this painting, which I wrote about yesterday, I was planning on painting three birds in a row, but when I sat down with the canvas it turned into this:
These are some of my in progress ATC’s. I don’t normally use a lot of orange, so the one is pushing myself to use different colors, they still need some more work (i.e. layers, details, and what nots). I’ve got a rough idea as to where these will end up, but not completely sure yet.