God has blessed me with a job allowing me to be in my studio all day! I now run a gallery in an Art Center in our small town and I really couldn't be happier. It is now undergoing renovation with it's website, educational opportunities, better gallery presentations, artistic community events and opportunities the whole nine yards. I am right smack dap in the middle of it all and delighting myself in being so involved in the arts 24/7. It's a slow process as of now because we are getting all the preliminaries straightened out with board meetings and counting inventory but, while there is this slow period, I am working hard in my little studio I like to call home.
I took time this morning to quote un quote warm up for some more involved artwork I needed to prepare myself for in other projects. The night before I had started sketching feathers and thought it would be really cool to create a flower formed by feather. I thought it would be even more interesting to use a pine cone motif or other non floral elements of nature to create a flower.
So I'm thinking of making this into a much larger painting. Can't wait to see how that turns out!
These paintings are in acrylic below and is just a start to small body of work that I wish to put in our gallery downstairs
I taught one of my high school students this week and she really wanted to learn how to oil paint. I had spent all of my years in collage using oil paints and I had for a while after collage but, I have broken away from it due to art journaling and its frequent use of acrylic paint.
So as I was teaching her I excited myself to get back into oil painting.
I also finished what I wanted of my mural and am so happy to have the little cans of paint stashed away for when I want to add anything else to the mural. As for now I am just going to let it sit and cook to see if I want to add anything to the sky. We'll see.
I posted on instagram this collage I put together by way of a travel and astronomy magazine I found at Goodwill. I can not wait to have this little number finished and hung in the gallery. It's going to be so much fun to paint. One thing I forgot about oil paintings though, THEY TAKE FOREVER TO DRY, and this just an underpainting! So excited though!
So I just thought it would be fun to share with you my full week in the studio. I really am completely pleased with the way it is arranging and decorated. I've had so many people say they just love to stand and stare into my studio. It's been a slow process and long haul but it has been worth it, I am finally doing what I love best!
PRAISE BE TO GOD!
So I am here to tell you, whatever dream you have work your hardest and it is sure to come true! Believe me I know!
May God Bless You And May You Bless God!