This is actually the view from the studio window last weekend. Doesn't look like this anymore but I wanted to post it to remind myself that its actually winter here. Looks more like autumn now, all the snow has gone. I'm in no way complaining but I've got this dread hanging out in the corner of my mind that one day I'll wake up and there will be twenty feet of snow on the ground and the westie and I will have nothing in the house but kibble and coffee. Okay, so the last part wouldn't be so bad but the first part would be less then ideal.
I've been working on several new pieces for a show that Jackie and I are doing in April. I'm working on a mixture of Remnant Collages and simpler more art cloth based pieces.
This particular one is being slathered in brighter colors (well, bright for me at least):
For the record? I fully expected those intensely hot vibrant screaming pink X's to not be intensely hot vibrant screaming pink X's once the paint dried.
They still are.
I'm committed to not attacking them with a bottle of brown paint. I think. Not sure. They make me kind of twitchy.
Here's a full on view of it along with a companion that was attacked with duct tape:
Guess I was curious about using brighter colors on some pieces. The urge has mostly passed.
These two are representative of ones that are based mostly on art cloth:
The one on the left is complete. For those of you who have visited my Spoonflower shop, the background was the basis for the print there called Overcast Morning.
I'm not sure if the one on the right is finished or not - what do you think? The background is the Blue Birds on a Wire from the shop. I kind of like the sharp structure of it but I don't know if I'm content to leave it alone. There's still time to debate it.
Jackie and I visited the gallery space and took stock of what sizes would work best . We need some larger pieces to create some drama and while this is outside of my comfort zone, there's a part of me that can't wait to see how this pans out.
I give you Beast #1:
And lest you say, "But Lynn, that's not so big", I offer you a comparison: I am 63" high. That means that this canvas is more then half my height.
This requires some kind of bizarre dance on my part to work with it the way I do the smaller sizes. I laid it flat on the floor and spun it around and gave it dirty looks and decided that when I work on Beast #2, I will do things differently.
Here's where I left it:
There is sort of a strange red, white and blue thing going on with this. Totally unintentional and not something I'm wild about but that's nothing paint can't fix so I'm not worried.
Things are moving along pretty well. I've got a deadline for myself in early March in the form of an appointment with a photographer to get high res shots taken. Nothing like a little extra pressure to get things moving, right? ;-)