Hi there! I wanted to share my latest completed painting. I need to say first off that I have had some technical difficulties with this post. I am still learning how to use WordPress, as I am still a newbie, so I apologize. I wanted ALL of these pictures to be in a descending order; however, for some reason I had ‘issues’ with this particular post and there are two different formats for my pictures.
I have been working on this piece for several days and just finished it very early this morning. As I began….starting with a sketch…I took progression photographs so you could join me on the journey of this piece. I always find it fascinating to begin with a void…a white, blank canvas…and then progress systematically from sketch to final work. Often, I will complete a painting and pause to ask myself, “How did I get here?” It is perplexing and sometimes strange to me that I can produce any scene at all. I wonder if many other self taught artists feel the same way sometimes? If you are self taught, perhaps you want to share your experience regarding this ‘phenomenon’ with me? I would love it if you did. When I have photos, such as I present below (and above), it provides me with the answers that sometimes evade me. It is interesting (to me at least) and helpful to see the steps that I took in order to reach what I view as a ‘finished’ painting. I hope you enjoy the journey.
Have a super Weekend,
k i m b y