Do you ever just feel like trying something completely different/new with your art? I do. In fact, usually this shift in my work means something new and amazing is coming. This is the feeling I got before deciding to paint bikes and trucks. It's what got me started painting to begin with. A deep need resonating throughout my bones to just paint.
Proof that there is an ugly....ugly stage to all paintings. Matisse started all his paintings with a charcoal sketch. I started my composition this way and loved it. I love the smudges and lines it leaves behind. I usually use a black primed canvas but this time had Home Depot tint my primer gray to create a softer base. I am loving the way all my work in translating with the gray instead of black base. And by canvas I mean wood. I always paint on wood. I am not a lover of the canvas texture. Or "boinginess" of canvas.
I'm also peeking in at Christy Tomlinson's She Art class. That girl will get you inspired to do all sorts of things you didn't know you needed to even be inspired about! So Saturday I decided to get into the studio and first clean it up. It was a ridiculous mess! And then I grabbed a board, primed it, and just started.
How true. I silenced that puppy up pretty good Saturday evening. Looking forward to my next date with the brush this weekend.