Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sittin' Pretty-24x30

Sittin' Pretty
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wow! look a the looseness of this one. drips, scrubby strokes, large brush frenzied controlled chaos, one stroke bravura brushwork, thick thin, scratches (thanks for the scratch technique Dan N)

Time Standing Still
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more coming off the easel. has been a really productive week. I'm in my groove. here's what the average day looks like. wake up and eat, then play some steel drum in the morning. block in a canvas or two. eat lunch. work on paintings in varying stages of completion in the afternoon. take a nap. more easel time till supper. more steel drum practice and a little more easel time. a little marketing and setting up workshop stuff on the computer. late night snack ( I know awful right?) who cares! then bed about 1 am.
wake up do it all again. getting about five large paintings done a week not counting some smaller ones here and there. the paint seems to flow out all by itself when you get a life-rhythm like this going on. I think the start and stop lifestyle I sometimes lead is counter productive to serious quality painting. painting isn't like painting a house where its mindless putting on of paint 100% of the time. painting pictures is 10% putting on of paint and 90% spent thinking about how you want to put on the paint. you have to be in the right frame of mind to do it effectively?


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautiful paintings and I agree that your routine works for you.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks mary!