Sunday, February 1, 2009

WIP on Canvas - Update


11x14, canvas board

I can't believe it's February already - where did January go??! I so enjoyed that month of journaling with everyone through Misty Mawn's Jan. Art Journalers group even though I didn't manage to get the whole month in. It jumpstarted my creativity in so many ways -THANK YOU Misty from the bottom of my heart!

I did journal a bit today but it was more of a sketch & some notes in my moleskine so I decided to explore it further on the canvas panel above. This is a bit larger than what I'm used to working on but I made fairly good progress. I had to stop working when the beautiful daylight that I love to work with started to fade. I have a few ideas where I would like this piece to go - I'd like to keep the blue tones, and keep it moody/ introspective but also with some symbolism. However, that could change...

How about you? Does your work end up being exactly as you envisioned it? Maybe it starts out your way and then your muse steps in to finish up? Please feel free to share your thoughts and process, I'd love to know!

Until tomorrow.....

2 comments:

Jennifer White said...

Laura this is almost angelic...the muted colors are so soothing. To answer your question, my work never ends up the way I intended which is a good thing...the process I go through is almost always a surprise...maybe this will change in the future when I become more frequent in my painting.

Regina said...

If I only painted during the beautiful sunlit hours, very little would ever get done. Like you, I also make shifts once the paint starts going down. Because of that, I don't like when I need to rush through a project because I feel like I missed out on something.
I like very much what you've started... especially the posture of your subject which seems very classic.