|©2013 R.L. Delight,"Solstice Turbulence", 6"x6" oil on copper.|
I am pushing myself a bit and am using some different approaches to painting than I have in the past. Whenever I try a new-to-me painting technique or approach, I hate it. Knowing that, I make myself try it several times before deciding if it is something I want to add to my tool box. So here, I am trying to use more paint and I am trying to think about my brush strokes. I actually am enjoying myself as it feels more like playing.
One of the nice things about not having to worry about producing for a gallery is that I can take as much time as I want to experiment without the pressure of needing to have finished work for sale. The downside is, I don't have finished work for sale (or not very much)! I do need to start thinking about that so this piece will be going up for sale soon. I do want to let it sit for a couple of days to study it. I don't want to tweak the painting too much and lose the energy of the work.
If the clouds continue to be so stunning, I will go out again to paint, maybe even another copper.
I am off to walk my Twill dog and wrap up the day. I will leave you all with a picture from my "office" this morning.
|A view of my office on the Northern Oregon Coast.|