I spent last post illustrating my skillful procrastination. This time, I have progress to report! I completed one of the paintings I was stuck on, and started 3 more. The list of things to do has to keep going, right? Here are some progression pictures of what I've been up to:
Ta-da!! This one is a re-do of a piece that I did for my brother and his wife a few years ago. At the time, it became the bane of my existence -- a piece that I started which quickly became a challenge my brain couldn't handle. The second time went a lot faster, though, once I got past the memory of the first time!
Here's another piece I made a little progress on:
Now it looks like this, although still not finished.
This truck is my latest in paintings that I didn't think would be a big deal, but have turned out to take way more time than initially planned for. Such is the way of being an artist, I guess. I've also started a new painting, which will be awesome as soon as I paint over the old project that the bottom canvas was used for!
Her name is Gabriela. As in Gabriela and Rodrigo. I even looked up the exact guitar that she uses. Research for paintings is fun, woohoo!! If you're aren't familiar with their music, I highly suggest it. It's an awesome motivator when you're being creative.
As for the Michael's gig... I did a couple of paintings for display at the front of their store, but no real bites yet. I'm thinking that holidays aren't the best time to advertise for classes -- people have Christmas gifts to worry about after all! Here's a picture of one of my display paintings: