52 WEEKS...only 4 months to go!
I can't believe I have made it to the final third of this year's 52 WEEKS project. After completing three previous year-long projects, have I found this process easier? Well...yes and no. Beginning this year was just like any other year. I questioned my choice of subject matter, the size and shape of the canvases, whether I should actually share my progress. But, as the year progressed, it did get easier.
Am I fully satisfied with each piece? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. I never expected to capture an identical likeness as I am not a portraitist and it takes years of practice to become really good at it, but I am happy with the fact that I kept the pieces loose and interesting looking. I really like the street-art feel of these pieces and that I have been able to incorporate the style of painting that I enjoy, which includes layering and dripping paint, utilizing spray paint and stencils as well as hand-carved stamps, the use of my hands, and working intuitively with lots and lots of colour.
I have also greatly enjoyed having the pieces on the wall to see the progress...I haven't done so in the past, placing the pieces into my studio closet as I go instead and I like this much better. There's a sense of accomplishment in seeing the work as it grows. And it's wonderful to see it on the studio wall every single day. I think it's helping me to be a little less critical of my work.
9/1/2016 05:53:37 am
Such a great idea! What is really amazing as i have been following along with your progress is that you are not only painting these, but also doing other projects!!
9/1/2016 04:27:52 pm
Thanks Janet...sometimes it seems like it might be a bit overwhelming, but it all gives me such joy!
9/1/2016 08:37:34 am
I have been following along all year and am enjoying your work so much. Looking forward to who the next four months will bring. (Love the quotes you have added as well).
9/1/2016 04:28:50 pm
That's very kind of you Scarlet...I love the quotes, too, as they seem to capture these beautiful women so perfectly.
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