Saturday, April 21, 2012

Starting up again

I guess I've taken a break over the last few months from art.  While I still have in my possession the painting on glass piece I still have yet to touch it, and I think it will probably stay that way.  I do believe it's a goner, or at least I am not willing to learn how to reverse paint on glass when I'll have to repaint a whole big picture.  It's just too much and not in my expertise. 

And I'm supposed to be starting a drawing from an old friend from high school of her and her boyfriend, but we haven't hammered out all the details on it yet so I haven't started working on it yet (she wants it done by October).  I still have the mixed media map/ship I redid for a friend in my possession as well because we haven't been in contact since the end of last year.

What it boils down to is that I haven't done much of any anything art-related in four months.

Until two days ago that is.

I got out some oil paints and painted!  It's an abstract painting of different colored lines.  That's it.  And it felt great just putting something on canvas again!

And yesterday I picked out a photo I took years ago that I've been wanting to paint for months and started doing prep work for it.

And today I gridded it out.

And I hope tomorrow I might start mapping in the image.

And I hope the day after that I may start painting (or finish mapping the image).

Point is, I hope to do art consistently.  If I am lucky my girls will take naps like they are supposed to and I can work uninterrupted for a good 2 hours.  Wouldn't that be wonderful?

How do you find time to paint if you are a "part-time" artist?  How do you find the motivation to do it consistently?

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