Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I'm working on a painting of myself right now, in which I've just caught Evangeline up to my chest seconds after she was born, and I'm saying 'oh my baby, oh, my baby'. Today when I was in the studio I stepped back after I'd been working for a bit and thought to myself, 'I just painted a blue umbilical cord, a bloody leg and a vernix-covered baby' What kind of painter am I ?!? Actually, I love it, I feel so thrilled with my subjects, and I'm eager to see the project so far hung at the upcoming show.
Things have been going really well, this rythym I'm in feels great. I have a sitter come most days of the week, leaving me 2-3 hours to paint, and the rest of the day I feel free to enjoy the kids, to do housework and to not think about painting. My progress has been really satisfying, I'm not rushing the paintings, and I like the finished result, as I mentioned earlier. They're smoother, more refined I think. Funny how such a bestial act is being painted in a calmer stroke and with a smaller brush.
I'll post photos soon~

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Pieces

I'd like to thank everyone for their patience- I know the blog has been terribly boring without any updates. I was actually struggling to paint and dealing with insecurity- often that preceeds a 'breakthrough'. My new paintings are smoother- I'm taking my time doing thema and pacing myself, as I've hired help to watch the kids when I work. Figuring out priorities and a schedule has been frusterating, but now things seem to have settled and I'm pleased to share my new work.
I thought it would be interesting to share the peices in two stages- nearly finished and half done. You can see the progression and development, and in the future when I post unfinished shots you can then perhaps imagine where I might take it.

"New Soul' 2.5 x 2 approx

'Unconfirmed title: Roots...' 3' x 4' approx

'Early Morning' 6' x 4' approx

Yet untitled 3.5' x 2.5' approx