copyright 2010, Jan Blencowe
Morning Mist, 24x30, acrylic on linen
View this painting in a sample frame on my website
It took such a long time to get this painting working. It just goes to show that advanced planning (which I did) only takes you so far and then as Picasso said you have to "follow the paint".
It's been my goal this year to work more slowly and to be open to lots of experimentation and taking chances in my work even if that mean risking a painting. It's scary but ultimately worth it.
I am now 5 painting into my series of 20, 1/4 of the way in. I'm feeling like it's time to take a bit of a break and turn my creative energies elsewhere for a little while so that this larger series will remain fresh.
I am thinking of switching mediums for a few pieces and working in pastel, encaustic if I find some space to bring out all my equipment and I'm also brewing up a series of three abstract paintings on 20x20 square gallery wrap canvas.
Some spring cleaning is needed in my house and studio along with the dreaded taxes. But I am looking forward to de-cluttering my environment and my mind so that I can be free to create and experiment.