Sunday, April 1, 2018

Unexpected Reminders (a little late)

Unexpected Reminders 
oil on canvas

Hello dear reader. My apologies for the late post this month; Sunday was Easter and I was with my family, enjoying a much needed break from social media and the internet. Thanks for your patience. 

It's been a while since I've made an oil painting that I was happy enough with not to destroy. The beautiful thing about my current studio set up is my ability to work on both drawings and paintings simultaneously. I'm finding that the pastels inform the paintings in an interesting way, and vice versa. After spending the past year almost exclusively working in chalk pastel, it feels great to move paint around again. 

This particular image has been in my brain for a few years, but it took a while to figure out how exactly it needed to look. When I first saw this image, I had neither the skills nor the technical knowledge to execute it properly. Seeing this painting on canvas – and out of my brain – gives me hope that the current images marinating in my mind will eventually exist.