went to paint on bald head island for two days, but i made the drive daily and back home. its an hour drive down then 1/2 an hour ferry trip. then you have to ride golf carts at 10 mph all over the island, then ferry, one hour drive again. so needless to say those 9 am- 1o pm days didnt leave me time to blog.
then i got some great news. RBC Centura Bank commissioned me to paint five 24x30's for their new bank complex in downtown raleigh, nc.
thing is, ive got 10 days to complete the project for their gala event. so i'm under the gun to have that done on time and make them awesome. we're talking fortune 5oo company material here. i dont want any junk in that place with my name on it.
wow. i'm honored to have my stuff in such a high profile collection.
now i keep telling myself:
"Youre not going to pass out from the heat, keep working sissy" and "this all may be a dream but enjoy it none the less"
they want two coastal pieces and three local raleigh scenes from me. i've decided to do all five with painting knives
heres the first one
WIP- The Miss Charlotte- 24x30
today all i did was block in the big shapes and try to get some complementary color and nice color harmonies going. tomorrow i'll return and really throw the thick, luscious paint at it with lots of the impasto medium mixed in so its really textural in places. i've got the boring hard part out of the way and will return to cedar point tomorrow to have the fun! what a life! now i have to go hydrate so i dont get heat stroke finishing this outside tomorrow.