I'm doin it - my thang. Today is my birthday. I can't even SAY how old I am, THAT"S how old I am.
Just started a new painting. I'm into the flowers. I'm also into working some old unfinished paintings. I'm painting the grandkids.
just below is a new painting - started yesterday. I like to work them until they scream. my mission with this one is to keep it less finished because I like how this feels. it's coming along...really nicely. but tighter than I had hoped. my style is my style. it's like getting rid of a brooklyn accent. ain't going to happen so fast.
(and who'd want to?)
Life is good!
I'm painting, I'm living, I got a good man, a couple great kids, a mess of grandkids and some fine fine friends, I'm riding my miserable stationary bike with arm things that breaks my ass every single day, I'm gonna start a diet, but if I don't - it ain't a thang, is it?
its funny...I haven't enjoyed a birthday in awhile. I love them - every year we celebrate birthday festival and I get into it - but truthytruth I hadn't been enjoying and I can't say why - maybe too much on the plate, maybe my head needed a readjust.
I figure... now, I'm kinda at the homestretch - if you follow my drift - and I'm lovin it all.
I hope your life is good, too.
these were done this week...the topmost, the grandkid went pretty quickly...I'm liking the ease of the brushwork...next - still lifes - the first ISN'T finished after all. the second I finished a couple of weeks ago. this is where you see why I'm not a good "commercial" fine artist - no consistency. I paint what I like, how I like. for these still lifes, I'm liking brushwork intensity.
next is an old painting that needed something - freshening...can't say but it's definitely fresher now. they sit in dark places for some time and things happen. dirt, mold, chips, etc. so if you like a painting, you make things "unhappen". and if I can, I make them better. (sometimes I really screw them up...oh boy)
I think this one is better. so woot! I'm also working an old self portrait - really old one, I think I'm turning me into a vampire. I kind of like that idea. I'll share it if it ever comes together. If not, I might share it anyway. I should do a post about fails because those are usually interesting..at least to me. you might think - what?