Thursday, October 4, 2012


6 x 6" Oil and a few other things on Gessobord

Yesterday was alone time at the studio.  My studio mate, June, lost her mother over the weekend and has been tending to those things that need to be tended to when someone passes. 

I had painted this little pumpkin, fairly successfully, on Monday.  It sold the same day.  So I was going to change the perspective and lighting and paint it again.  Oh, so wrong!  It just was not happening, and I was getting sort of pissy.  It was close to being done, but not anywhere close to where I wanted it to be, so I wiped out the pumpkin and started over.  Second pass was bringing no more to the table than the first pass.  I was almost out of time and the options were scrap it or do something fun with it. 

I opted for fun.  I was looking for my palette knife when I spotted my pastel pencils. Then my eye fell on my colorless blender pencil which I use to sign my name.  I started drawing on the painting with both.  Then I got bolder and did some scraping and scratching.  Now I was starting to get rid of my aggressions.

This is the finished product which left me energized and much less agitated!  I really like the texture.  Next time, yes-there will be a next time, I'll keep my colors a little cleaner and let the scraping process mix the colors. 

The name of the painting? "Overhead" subtitled, "A change in perspective".


hbedrosian said...

I love it, Cindy! Way to make lemons into lemonade!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

lol. If only more of us would act our aggression in this creative way, the world would be a much calmer place! This has lots of life... love it.