It hasn’t happened that often. It really should happen more. And after this piece I feel it’s a must. I’m talking about the fact of taking time, not only to paint. But also taking time sketch first, look for inspiration and then allowing time to paint. Not everything needs to be made quickly.
This piece has taken over a week to finish. From the first sketches to this result. I think she is complete now. And I’m longing for hanging her on a wall.
I really love her hands, for me they are the focus in this piece, the most important thing. Hands are kind of an obsession at the moment. Misty showed us work from Schiele last week in the workshop Artentwinde, and I fell in love with his way of making hands. I had to try it.
Here is some pictures of the work in progress.
Since I had a great week last week, in art making, I felt up for a painting Saturday. So I got up, stayed in my pyjamas, and was all fired up.
But then nothing. Nope. Felt some what disappointed. But then I took a lot of time hanging out with my sons instead. Such valuable time.
Yesterday Misty Mawns workshop, artentwinde started. And it always feels like Christmas when it starts. This year it feels a bit different, hearing and seeing her takes me back to the week in Italy. Back to the studio, smell of burnt oak and olives from the valley of Orvieto. Back to times when new friendships was made.
It amazes me what she touches inside of me, what she makes me do. It’s like the right buttons are being pushed. I felt that as I sat sketching this evening. I try different things. And it makes me feel good.
Have had a great evening for myself. Couch-sketching while watching meaningless reality shows. Total relaxation. Love how this turned out. Went for a bit exaturated features and texture. For once Im sattisfied with the hands.
Today’s the third day in a row of painting. Such sacred time. It gives me so much. I hope it will continue like this. I could use a weekend of painting, it’s been to long since last time. Cross my fingers, hope not to catch the stomach flu that all my boys have had during the week. I’m the only one left now.
On Monday Misty Mawns new workshop starts! I’ve been longing so for that day.
Today I finished this portrait. Guess I need some color in my life at the moment.
Lately I’ve had rough times. It’s hectic at work. New computer systems are installed and old once converted. Many things that needs to be closed and new to start. At home we are handling many things on many levels, and it’s tough.
So for that reason I’ve been making other things a higher priority then making art. And I haven’t even felt like I’ve wanted to either.
But to day I took the opportunity to paint. And I wonder what made me do it. Today wasn’t an ideal day to paint. It is Monday for starters, the most hectic week at work have started, the day at work was longer then usual, my three boys are home due to being sick. And on top of that I had a bad night due to son throwing up.
So what was it that pulled me in to my studio were in haven’t been in what feels like ages ago?
Any way I’m happy I made it, and I’m so glad this woman appeared. I had no intent, no exceptions. Perhaps that was the key?
Time goes by, just to fast. I do paint, almost every day, but due to family business I don’t feel I got the energy to spend as much time on social media. My Instagram is more updated then this blog. Link to your right if you’re interested.
Here is some of my most recent work.