Thursday, August 18, 2011

Updates of various kinds

     I've been neglecting blogging all around.  I just haven't felt motivated to write and I've been questioning the purpose of some of my blogs.  I may continue to neglect my other blog but I feel I may expand what I write about on here. 
     Right now I'd like to give a pseudo update on my painting or lack there of.  I hit a creative and practical block with it.  On the practical side I had to toss one of my favorite paintbrushes because the bristles decided they wanted to live inside the ferrule from now on.  I really liked the gel hand grip on that too, and it would seem they just don't sell them anymore.  I got very attached to that type of brush and I'm having a hard time settling on a new one.  Also the more I look at the painting the less excited I am about it, I have some serious compositional issues that I thought were resolved in my head.  Really they are not I'd like to be more abstract with my work because that does seem to be very "in" right now but it bugs me.  I know it will look unfinished to me.
     I did a good bit of thinking though on my art in general because of the painting.  I've decided I don't need to finish it, and maybe I don't need to paint at all.  I have it in my head that I must paint (in oils), but I don't.  I really enjoy colored pencil, charcoal will always be favorite for me, but for right now I think I should focus on colored pencil work.  I do have a bunch of canvases, though I was thinking maybe I could try working in colored pencil on them.  I used colored pencil on canvas paper before and that worked out well.  I may return to painting again, though I think my style might be better suited for acrylic. Still I think if I focus on colored pencil work I can explore some of the conceptual ideas that I had.
     I should be posting more work up here soon, I might pick up some ATC blank card papers soon.  It ties into my drawing a day idea.  I still need to do some sketches for that.  I'm going to think on the concept for some larger pieces and maybe start sketching out some of the ideas from my notes.

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