I wrote a bit a few months ago about abstract art, and how it is deceptively difficult to get it right. To quote my own self....
"Any fool can slap some paint on a canvas, but to make it look good is quite another thing."
Well, above you see the result of my arrogant artistic yearnings. hahah. I made this for my man-friend, who was looking for a bit of original art for his apartment, and probably also trying to provide a bit of an outlet for his cabin-fever-crazed lady. I worked on this monster every day for a few hours, and every day he would come home from work to find a completely different painting. Seriously, there are like 7 paintings underneath, and a metric TON of paint.
Am I happy with the result? Not entirely. I'd like to do some more glazing, etc, but I am partially afraid of messing up what we have now. Fear is not a useful quality in the creation process, I am learning. :) I will say, it looks a heap better in real life, as opposed to in this picture taken with my Iphone in not-great-light.
And posting about it here is the first step I am taking to a new artistic challenge for 2013.... more visual art! I want to really challenge myself to do a bit more painting, both large-scale abstract (like this) and the much more realistic style I do with my watercolors .... like these below...
|Old Barn at the Faircloth Farm|
|Blue Crab in Gumbo|
And then of course the dream is to become an overnight sensation on Etsy (my shop has a new name and a new look!) and spend my days painting en pleine air in Provence and wear linen all the time. Isn't that everyone's dream? hahahah.
Happy Mardi Gras, yall.