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Friday, 2 April 2010

WIP - "The Blues"

Having a gap of 3 weeks away from the paints and brushes is not a good idea. I had no choice really. I was inundated with work and hugely tired and consequently got the 'blues' big time. I knew intellectually that a gap of this sort would throw my painting back a bit, but I wasn't aware of just how much of everything one can lose in such a short space of time. The trick is to always have some work in progress even if it is just an 'exercise' or a practice run. Some time ago, I took a photograph of these two tubes of Old Holland oil colour standing on their heads/caps, and loved it so much I promised myself that I would paint it one day. That day has come and I am not at all impressed with my first rough sketch. And "rough" it is. More tomorrow when I have calmed down and done some self-esteem exercises. If my second phase of this work 'works', I won't leave this one up on my blog. I just felt like tricking myself again by posting and feeling that 'something is happening'. The problem with this work is that I shall go to bed tonight thinking of ways to fix it. Surely I can only improve it?


WIP - Old Holland Tubes - Oil on Canvas - 8" x 8"

7 comments:

Diana Marshall said...

I know what you mean about taking a break, I've just had an enforced 3 month break and its so hard to get going again. I think youv'e made a good start on this WIP

Anne Campbell said...

Thanks Diana! It's a frustration I think part time artists have to put up with all the time. Thanks for stopping by.

AutumnLeaves said...

I think it is a great start. I love how you've handled the metallic tubes; it looks great, Anne! I do the same thing when it comes to going to sleep on a WIP. It takes me so long to do any one thing!!

Anne Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry! I'm already seeing what to do when I wake up tomorrow.

Chartan said...

Nice Anne. btw I clicked on your Baroque Painting and it says doesn't exist? did you take it down?

Anne Campbell said...

Hi Charlotte - thanks! I did post a Baroque Painting but took it down 5 seconds later - where do you see a reference to it? I am mystified. Blogger can be strange sometimes. Baroque work will go up later on Monday night -if all goes well.

Anne Campbell said...

Charlotte - I have just been over to your blog and I see that the baroque painting is 'featured' on your blog roll. How Strange is Blogger?!! Imagine if I'd posted something a little less 'holy' if you know what I mean?!! ;-)