I have been on a creative hiatus for a long long time. I have made art here and there, but the work I have done has been mediocre at best. I decided in September to do a journal of art projects that I did with my students, just to get things going, to get my creative juices flowing again.
It has been two years of struggle, and a year of that was more or less torture, an endless waiting game of needing to get out of hell. But if you put it all together the last six years of my life, and even before that the previous x amount of years…
I don’t even know. This more or less all I had done in all that time (other than journal pieces and half finished this and that a challenge quilt still not done)
So i moved into this little house, with its dedicated, sunny and warm art space. A space that was connected not just by windows but by a door to the outside. And nothing.
Then in October I signed up for an art class, I wanted to work realistically, I doubted my skills and was interested in working in oils.
This is my first piece in acrylic
So this piece I will admit I got the original photo from my teacher who had it in her ipad. Then I decided to paint the following piece which is a photo I took in Florida a few years ago.
I sold this piece before the paint was even dry.
Here are some other pieces I am working on.
Okay so this is where it all stands right now. More to come.
I just pulled apart a seriously problematic canvas and stretched the frames with a new piece of muslin, and took my gesso out of the frozen garage for another day.
I am loving this work. It is very satisfying.