Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NOW My Studio is a Mess

Horizon Lines (Twenty Three),2009, Oil on Birch Panel, 6x12

I have been really busy with family related stuff the last few days. School meetings, doctor's appointments etc, and I am really itching to get to work today. But I wanted to post something here, as well as clean up my studio at least a little bit. All of a sudden there is stuff everywhere. I know it's bad when things start randomly falling off my desk:
My drawing table is really a mess, it seems to be the current holding area for everything that I don't know what I should do with:
With the exception of some final touches on a few smaller pieces, I have three paintings left to do for the show. Two are ready for the color glazes and the really large panel (40x60)is prepped finally and ready to go.
I plan to do the underpainting on that either this afternoon or tomorrow morning. I nearly always paint such large panels in a vertical format but this time I am going to work in a horizontal format, and I think that will be a big challenge for me. Especially because I am not quite sure yet what the image will be. Heh.

First up today however. Color on this piece:


Shanster said...

Ah but isn't mess a sign of true genius?

s'what I like to tell myself during times like that anyhoo! :)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

So glad to see others have this same random-items-falling-off-the-desk problem. Where does it all come from?

Love your beginnings shown in the last shot of your studio. I look forward to seeing it finished.

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

i love the underpaintings. it's so much fun to set a tone for a piece

Melody said...

All the paintings you've posted so far look great! Wish I could be there opening night.

Tracy said...

Shanster, yes that is a very comforting thought, I think I will use it too, if you don't mind:)

Elizabeth, I know, piles of papers, magazines, envelopes, it always seems important to save them all until i sort through them and then can't imagine why I would need to keep any of those items. Bleh!

Thanks Ben, the underpaintings are my very favorite part of painting; the process of making them and also how they look. As the years go by I use less and less color glazes because I want to keep as much of the underpainting visible as I can.

Thanks, Melody, only five hours away;)

M.A.H. said...

Have loved seeing the process and progression. Your studio mess looks like mine when it's clean. : )

sarahfburns said...

love, love, love the mess! I can so relate.