This painting is beginning to take shape.
It’s a drawing of Three of the Victorian storefronts on Block Island, RI.
Yesterday I sketched it out in pencil and today I outlined everything I wanted in pen and began to paint it with watercolors. Also, yesterday there were a few people in the drawing, but mamacormier, a fellow artist and blogger, agreed I should probably take them out. It’s a tough call, there’s nothing worse than figuring out you didn’t like something after it’s too late. That’s many hours wasted. I think I made the right decision. I like the idea of projecting yourself into all the little areas of the painting, not filling it with figures you may like or dislike.
The first painting was 16×16″ and this one is 16 x 20″. This is going to be a series of my favorite buildings in Old Harbor, BI. There are quite a few to come.
On another note, I have to say, I am having a difficult time with figuring out when to do my “artsy stuff” and when to be a mom. The kids are home from school for the summer and there are many hours in a day that need filling.
I’ve started off with trying to wake up before them, but they wake up at 6:30 lately….I don’t know how much earlier I can wake up!
I feel like I have to circle my kids like a sheep dog just trying to keep them off the couch & from watching way too much TV. We’ve always done better leaving the house for a good portion of the day. Otherwise I get lost in what I’m doing and they are still in there pajamas at 4pm.
So until camp starts, I will be balancing a thin line between finding time for myself and keeping my kids physically active.
That means I’ll be up quite late for another week.
So pardon the incoherent talk and lousy photos taken at night. I’m running out of options!
No biggy. It’s all part of the ebb and flow.
Incredible detail, MW!