Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Busy Morning In The Studio
Why is it when inspiration hits me, it hits me hard! I suppose part of it is my lack of painting time due to the holidays and kids being home from school. Now that school is back in session, all those creative juices are over-flowing. In addition, Pinterest has given me a new found enthusiasm for trying new things. All those items pinned on my "Art That Inspires Me" board are no good unless I take action, right? So this morning, I took action. Naturally, I had to have a neat working space so I pushed aside containers I had emptied earlier in the week. Then I had to vacuum, because for some odd reason the resident mutt is shedding profusely mid winter. After that I spritzed my paints with a bit of water and got to business. These are the results of my morning.....
I found this lovely specimen while cleaning out boxes this week and knew right away I had to paint her. For a Raggedy Ann, she is VERY raggedy. But still lovable. I want her weathered and worn look, or as I prefer to say, very well loved look to show through in the painting and I think it will. She still needs her red striped stockings and shoes as well as eyebrows before I can call her finished.