Wednesday, April 3, 2013

To say that 2013 has not been my year,would be an understatement.  While on vacation in Florida last week,I tripped an fell on a boat dock.  I suffered an open dislocation of my right index finger.  Needless to say, it will be a long road of physical therapy before I can paint again. Thank you for stopping by my blog to check the progress of my painting.  I am considering teaching myself to paint without using my index finger!  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

More on the Plastic ocean

This is the next phase of the painting.  I am starting to add more detail here.  Worked a little on the Sargassum and added some detail to the sand.  Including bits of plastic and debris.  This is of course,the whole point of the painting.  Many beaches now are made up of plastic bits of all shapes and color.  Not a pretty sight.
At any rate, if this seems a little lacking,it is because it is.  I still have a long way to go on this project. This is the point at which I must silence my inner critic,and carry on with what I know I need to do!  And by silence,I mean blindfold, gag and bind her and put her in the corner.  Honestly, do all artists go through this?
In the mean time, I have created more designs for my Zazzle shop.  Here is just one of them:

Last year, I entered the Art Prize contest in a nearby community.  I am beginning to plan for this year's entry.  I am thinking of doing something along the lines of this painting, perhaps in 3d or sculpture form.  If I do this, I will most likely blog about it!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Still working on it!

Just to check in, yes I am still working on the painting from the previous post.  Got very much side tracked by the holidays.  A particularly nasty case of the flu was involved,as well. I have been busy, though.  I have set up a shop on Zazzle  Please check it out,when you have a moment.  For those who are not familiar with Zazzle, it is a web based company that prints designs on merchandise.  So if you would like one of my designs on,say, a tee shirt,this is the place to go.  They have literally hundreds of options,mugs,clocks,hoodies,cards,messenger bags.  I will strive to have different designs for this shop,than on my Etsy page.  Though,if you would really like to see those designs on Zazzle merch, just let me know!