Friday, January 17, 2014

First Post of 2014

Well, here is is almost half-way through January and I'm just now getting around to doing my first post of the year. I did do a new banner for 2014, as you can see. I'm trying to get myself refocused and get this year started off as a productive one. In addition to the new banner, I just completed this piece:

If you're a regular reader here, you know that I'm primarily a digital artist, but have been experimenting with paint makers & cut paper. I am most comfortable doing digital versions of my original sketchbook drawings. Doing paintings or cut paper tends to slow me down, because it isn't as familiar to me. Cut paper takes more thinking & planning and painting/paint markering stresses me out because I feel like I'm performing surgery. When doing original pieces like that works, it's great. But when you spend a bunch of time working on something that ultimately you abandon because it's not turning out quite like you thought, it can seriously shake up your self-confidence. I had to abandon at least 3-4 paintings that I started in the last 4 months. I do want to continue to pursue both mediums, but if for some reason things aren't coming together in the final, I don't want to feel like my time was completely wasted. 
So having said all that, this is a digital version of what will possibly be a painted piece, coming in the near future. Fingers crossed that it works out because I would really like to do more work in this style.

Here are some paintings that I did back in November, that I actually finished and got down to the gallery. These sold as a set last month.

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