Sunday, February 27, 2011

What I'm working on

A new owl for the shop.  He's a funky kinda fella...

And I've finally broken out my paints.

I've had a hankering for some painting for a long time.  But I've just had so much other stuff on my plate.  And painting for me...I don't know.  It's such a crazy process.  First of all, I really have to have a "vision" in my head before I start because that's what I go on.  I'm not one for sketching things out ahead of time or gridding the canvas out or things like that.  I usually go, almost entirely, on the picture in my head.  So I really have to have a clear idea to start.

And then, once I get going, I'm really transported to another place.  It's a very primal process for me, for lack of a better description.  Very basic.  Very intense.  Not at all like sewing - which I can do while watching a movie.  Or leave off and pick up later.  Painting - I have to ride that pony 'til I'm done, then I can quit for the day.  I love it very much.  I don't know why I left it for so long.  I've missed it. :)

So anyway, I started a little fish series.  I think I have three that I'm going to do.  Starting with this red and white fantail goldfish.


diane said...

looking forward to seeing that owl come to life.

PoetessWug said...

Ohhh! I thought it was a flower! :-)) I have to see this one finished!

Cassandra said...

@ diane: Me too! This owl is a bit funkier than I normally do - so I'm excited to see him come together too.

@Poetess: You're right - it does look kind of floral-ish in it's sneak-peak stage. I'll post it again when it's further along.