I'm currently working on a new project, something I began a couple of months ago which came to a complete screeching halt but have recently been inspired once again. I decided to incorporate the idea of the birch trees I painted in my daughter's room with the process I've been applying to my canoes. Wish me luck as I continue along this path.
I've also been working on a second abstract in collaboration with my daughter, just to mix it up a bit and to play while I challenge myself further. Even though I've studied and practiced some of these methods in the past, and in fact created a piece similar to this for my final portfolio many years ago, I'm enjoying pushing myself to try something different once again.
And now for another great read...it was a quick one but I was enthralled...
The Art Forger
by B.A. Shapiro
When I was in Kengsington last week, I stopped by Pages bookstore (always stop at Pages) where I stumbled upon this book and though I have a shelf full of books that I intend to read this summer, I couldn't help myself. I've read many fictional books based on artists and most of them are not good because the author hasn't taken the time to research the process, but this was definitely not the case here. It focuses on the main character, Claire Roth, a struggling artist with an interesting history who is hired to forge a stolen Degas. As the story unfolds, the past and present weave together. I really appreciated the attention paid to the details of producing the actual artwork and though the story is purely a simple summer read, I truly enjoyed every moment of it (finished it in three days).