Looking back over this past year, I can see how starting a blog and scheduling an art show have helped me stay committed to making art. An acquaintance recently mentioned that she visited my blog and was disappointed that I didn’t have more art on my site. I honestly told her that I hadn’t posted more art because some of it stinks!
When I went back through 2014, I was surprised to see that I hadn’t even made that much art during the first half of the year. Aside from some random sketches and experiments, finished pieces were few!
Since December is such a busy month, and it’s unlikely that I’ll complete new work before the end of the year, I want to share the Flops of ’14.
I decided this piece was a flop because I covered up the background pattern on the canvas. I also was impatient and did the penwork before the layer of matte medium was completely dry….another lesson learned!
The next piece was based on this reference photo, from Puerto Morelos, Mexico. (Yes, you can question my sanity for taking a photo of an outhouse and deciding to make art from it!)
I decided this piece was a flop because I think my intention was to create something more abstract. Perhaps I’ll revisit this idea when I’m in the mood for more bathroom art!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m planning to share some sketches and experiments throughout the month, so check back….
…and have a great December,