Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Guest Room Art #3

Well, I'm not going to say that painting (either art or walls) soothes me. It sure as shit doesn't. I'm about half done with one of these canvases. I don't have a steady hand, so I opted to use tape to ensure a straight line and the corner of a note pad to make chevrons where the colors change. I've done 8 strands of color (three colors plus a white to dilute and make new colors) on a 24"x36" canvas (vertically oriented). The paint should be fully dried tonight, but I will hold off to remove the tape tomorrow...hopefully the paints didn't bleed onto the white, outside of the designated areas. Tomorrow I will remove the tape and reapply over the areas I painted today, so I can paint the new lines. It might look good not fully painted too...who knows.

Then once this one canvas is done, I'll start anew on the second canvas. My idea of getting this done by Monday is a little too aggressive. I hope to have this project completed by NEXT weekend. I hope it doesn't suck.

Just to reiterate this fact -- Painting does not relax me.

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