Saturday, August 25, 2012
I have to say, I had such a feeling of satisfaction to have paintings selected for a show put on by a sheepdog group. My new-found peeps! It makes that monthly student loan payment feel worthwhile. No joke.
I redid my sheep painting at 4 times its original size. I thought it would take just as long but really, it took 4 times longer to paint (I believe I actually painted every hair on Zilla's face. She is now my BFF.) Fortunately I did flip the image which tricked my brain into thinking it was a brand new painting. The right side of my brain is so gullible!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
After painting a set, I thought "I could get used to this." It's fun to paint big. Really big. I have hopes of doing mural paintings with students at my school this year. I decided to practice on the bedroom of an imaginative boy I know. He had wanted one wall of forest, one with a pink sunset, one with a desert, and one of sealife. I got as far as the first two. Somehow, the mood cast by these walls makes you want to whisper. Next step is painting one of these trees at the entrance to my school's art room.