Thursday, August 17, 2006

Meeting the Challenge

Small Waterfall in Golden Gate Park
Every time I start a new project I hope for a challenge. My personality dictates that I don't follow old paths for long. Thus, I paint in series in order to get to know it, but once that's done, I lose interest. So when I get orders for those older pieces, it's really just work to me to produce them. Not that that's bad!

But the commission I am presently working on is mixed media. It has geometric painted elements, some areas of gradated color, some photography, and some realistic painted elements. This morning I am painting people on a beach. It helps that I just returned from a beach area, so I still have the "feel" of it. But I've never painted people before, so we'll have to see how it all turns out.

I love a challenge!

1 comment:

Annette said...

Good challenge, Robin. Good luck. I don't paint many people, but I did learn that painting people and painting people in clothes is two different things. Who knew?!!
AAB