Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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I was so excited earlier that I blogged before I had a chance to share my day with you!
Wow! I can't believe the great press I have been getting the last two days. It's like, it's like magic!
This is what it must have felt like to be popular in high school. Okay, maybe not. This is probably way cooler.
Anyway, so I am almost done with the paintings for my show in April. AWESOME. I love painting my industrial landscapes. I really do. But by the end of a series of them I remember why I only paint them once in awhile. That sky just kills me. It has to be just perfect. Not too much blue, not too much yellow, not to much burnt sienna...I try to avoid rainbows...it's painful sometimes. And all the little intricate details in the bridges and water towers...But I think they are just about done and ready for some birds, then some cold wax medium and galkyd!
I wanted to do this series because I felt it was appropriate for my home sickness. But, I think if I was asked to do a show any time soon I would do a series of typewriters. They all have their own little personalties and characteristics. And it's fun seeing how each one comes out. I decided I wanted to paint a sewing machine last weekend, so this is what it looks like now. I am going to glue down the collage and wax the whole thing...but this the work in progress. It's exciting, and I am enjoying this idea of painting appliances and "electronics."