Is it really week four? I don't even know anymore.
For the past few weeks I have had to pull back and regroup. Painting has not been going very well, painful in fact, and repainting wasn't working either. Both of which put me in a funk.
This was a new painting.... after trying to figure out what I really would paint if I could paint anything, I thought BIG black and white paintings... went to the basement and pulled out a large gessoed piece of un-stretched canvas and painted a crow. It was terrible.
The next morning it was still terrible.
So I made into this bag.
It works as a bag!
I started to pull old work off stretcher bars and sew.
A couple I thought needed repainting to make a better bag,
but then after repainting, I think I now like them as paintings.
I'll have to live with them for a while before I decide what they'll end up as.
Can't let go of the process of painting, so I am limping along for now.
This is a transistor radio I bought at a flea market just to paint:
Transistor Radio, acrylic on board, 8" x 10"
I don't know why I am being drawn to objects with a lot of detail, but that's how it is right now.
I was talking about this project the other day with a parent
and we were both remarking on how these are often our favorite kid's art projects,
simple objects drawn with charcoal and white pastel, mounted together.