Monday, August 30, 2010

Painting vs. Producing

This is the time of year I can't wait for. I've almost completed my schedule of shows and festivals. I have a few teaching commitments, but that's more fun than work. So, shortly I will be able to settle into the studio for an extended period and paint. I won't feel like I have to "produce" anything in particular, so I will have space in both my mind and in the studio to experiment a little and play. I'll take some of the year's work and carry it forward into next. Some, I'll leave behind. It will be a time for letting the good stuff percolate to the top and inform past working methods.

Moving into this period of the year, I want to have a bit of a plan in mind for what I want to accomplish over the fall and winter months in the studio, so it's a good time to start accumulating ideas. I don't really lack for the ideas, just the time to put them into play. It's more a problem of organizing my butterflies. 

I know for sure that I will be playing a lot more with mixed media. I also want to try some oil pastels which is something I haven't really delved into at all. I also want to make sure that I find another daily painting composition, so I can experience anew what I did with my 100 variation series. This time it might be in oil at least as a base.

I'm also wanting to include more man-made structures in new works. I think they add another layer and an intrigue to pieces. I'd also love to do some more still life. Fall and winter is a good time to think about that.

I've posted a piece which I sold at Art in the High Desert this weekend to lovely repeat client. Thanks, Barbara. Enjoy!!

Understanding Blue


Olivia said...

What wonderful colors ! I love it.

Kim Morin Weineck said...

A gorgeous painting, Marla.
Wonderful edges. Love it!

Bridget Hunter said...

I've only just found your blog and so glad I did. Both this and your last post about titles have things I've also been thinking about. Its great to see I'm not alone. And like your work very much.

Carol Brown said...

My second visit to this post. I just loved the painting so much I wanted to see it again.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations