Well wasn’t I just saying in my last post I don’t paint winter scenes in winter because it was double depressing? I guess I do now, I am finding that breaking long standing rules is kind of fun and as an evolving artist you have to be tweaking the way you go about things all the time in order to keep your noble craft of painting interesting and entertaining. The latest thing I have been doing is taking a lot pictures with my new iphone on my daily commute into Manhattan to find new images for my paintings because this is the only time I can find any interesting subject matter now that I don’t have the koi pond anymore and I work all the time. In one of my previous posts I was babbling on about what is going on in your life runs parallel with what is going on with your life? well baby it has been snow, snow, snow for quite a while now and that is what you are going to get. I like that it was still snowing when I took the shot, fresh snow is the best snow to paint and I am looking forward to getting the texture of the snow just right as it sits on the branches. There was a traffic light that was lit red near this branch and I love the way the color reflects off the snow, and of course I had to enhance these highlights in photoshop for a little for just the right effect.
The most important thing about this artwork is that it is coming along quickly. You know how I am always going on about how slow I am, but in this case I am just whipping through it with careless abandon, I am not worrying at all because this is not one of my ‘major’ works so the pressure is off. I am just going to have a little fun until my next project. And since I don’t have any clear vision on how the end result is going to look like, I have a lot of more leeway, maybe that has been my trouble from the beginning, I think it is time to let go of some of these strict old rules that I have been keeping that have been slowing me down.
March 7, 2014