Monday, January 28, 2008

It's been a while!

It's been a while since I've written (or painted) anything! I'm getting back into it now, though.

Attached is a pic of an acrylic piece I was playing around with. It started as a painting of texture only, then I just started painting in the landscape area. Originally, I'd wanted to paint a set of six (20" x 20") gallery canvas acrylics for the living room wall. Acrylic painting has been intriguing me for a while, so I jumped in.

I'm not dropping acrylics, quite the contrary! I'll just work at it more before trying something as intimidating and big. Instead, I'll paint what I want for the wall in watercolour and then mount it on the gallery canvases. That ought to work much better and won't be such a formidable project.

I think that intimidation is a big part of what's been ailing my painting.

I'd also like to include a link for an excellent blog of plein air painting. It's the blog of Raynald Murphy of Montreal. I love his loose style and I love seeing his work of places I recognize!
Be back soon!