It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted. It’s hard to believe how time flies by. It was an exciting and eventful year! It’s a lot to go over, and here are just a couple of highlights. I worked on two film projects. These were for two TV shows. That was a lot of fun! Hard work and grueling long hours, but yes, totally fun!!! I also worked on creating new paintings. I planned to have a show at some point late in 2015, but that didn’t happen with everything else going on. Once I’m ready, I’ll work on a show for 2016.
I had an opportunity to just play with a painting, without a pre-conceived idea of what I wanted from it. It was an experiment, using different mediums, and just exploring its development as it unfolded.
It started with a piece of wood, some charcoal, and a blind fold. I played with different types of texture. Slowly over time, I added layers of acrylic paint and pouring medium. I would sit and stare at it for a while, then add layers of colour here and there. I’d return days later, and add some more layers. Over the months, I continued to work on other paintings, as I contemplated the next steps on the wood piece. About five months after I started the painting with the blind fold, I declared it finished. Below are some pictures of the progression. It was incredibly freeing to just play and experiment, and enjoy the process. Every time I look at the painting, I remember how good it felt creating it. I love the rawness of the wood and the original charcoal marks showing through the layers of paint and pouring medium. I’m still thinking about what to name it.