Monday, March 26, 2012

Painting again

I've finally started painting again. In February, during "No TV, No Video Games, No Distractions" month I spent a bunch of time designing the paintings I wanted to work on. I'm starting with my Flying Babies series, this will be the first in that series. I found the perfect place in our house for it and picked a canvas that would support the intent and space well. But, having never done a painting anywhere near this big was quite a surprise. At 5ft tall it's a beast. You can tell from my face how excited I was to be sitting on the floor for three and a half hours and to only have gotten this much done. Probably the most frustrating part was realizing the paint I was using was so thin that I'm going to have to go over what I already did with a second coat to get it to look right. Anyway, here is the start of it all.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Our old friend.

I took this pic with my iPhone this weekend. It's of a toy truck my brother and I used to play with when we were kids. This past summer I visited the woods we used to play in and found it almost completely buried in the dirt under a tree. I brought it home and now our old imaginary friend does his construction work in my front yard.