The week ahead is another busy one and with the grey skies along with non-stop snowfall I was grateful to spend most of my weekend painting. This week I have three meetings to attend, work at the library, a Jr Artists' Workshop to organize and a demonstration to share with the Wheatland Art Society in Strathmore. I've made certain to arrange plenty of studio time throughout this hectic schedule in order to keep me grounded...and plenty of reading time (I hope).
For several days I've been working on this piece-in-progress again. On Friday I wasn't happy with the colours and patterns but I awoke on Saturday with the vague idea of incorporating another pattern to connect all the parts and immediately thought of some Martha Stewart lace stencils which I had purchased last year though I had absolutely no idea how I would use them. Instead of stippling paint on them I decided to use an acrylic paint marker to outline the areas I wanted to highlight and as I began overlapping different stencil patterns the entire piece began to come together.
I've continued working back and forth between the layers of background, lace patterns and the canoe and I see a beautiful resolution to this piece in my very near future.