You’ve heard that saying, “Be careful what you wish for…..”.
I told myself how nice it would be to have all the free time I needed to just focus on my artwork, and really nail down my style – enter Covid-19.
My service industry job was dead in the water. I now had my wish. I began to play around with cold wax in my oil paint because I wasn’t satisfied with the effect of the paint on its own. I liked how the medium allowed the oil paint to dry faster, doubled the paint load, and created a matte look once dry. I just hated using a brush with it. I became very frustrated with using brushes. I was not achieving the “aliveness” factor I was looking for. Finally out of frustration, I grabbed a few painting knives that were collecting dust in the corner of my studio, and started slapping the paint down. Well, what do you know?!! That did it! I actually got the texture I was looking for! The knives were the missing element I needed to create a sense of that energy I had experienced so many years ago.
When I presented this new style of painting to my friends, family, and social media viewers, I must have struck a chord. That first painting was sold before the paint was dry. It seems that I was able to make the connection I was hoping for. So, yea me! 😉
The rest they say, is history…..
Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings! I’m not sure how often I will update this blog, but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my paintings, process, or if you want more deets about my Spirit trip (although I probably gave you more information than you wanted)! I will probably use this blog space to show paintings in progress, for random musings, and things I find fascinating.
The adventure continues……