Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Still Truckin'

Well I haven't read the chapter on blogging in I'd Rather Be In The Studio yet so I'm probably breaking all the rules on good informative and interesting posts, but here's an update anyway. As far as studio time, I've been in there a decent amount lately. Not as much as I'd like but a decent amount. I'm working on this stream bed piece and after each days work, the progress is barely noticable. I'm wondering how most detail oriented painters stay focused when working on these type of pieces. I love painting but sometimes working all day in a 5" x 5" section can really make you crazy. The main thing that drives me on is the belief that it will be one of the best paintings I've ever done I think. I worked on some frames today with my dad, I'll post some pics of those too once I take some. Well, until next time, rock on!

Monday, November 17, 2008

So Here We Go...

I thought I would start a blog updating my progress as I attempt to carve out a living as an artist. I don't know who will read it or if anyone will. But here goes anyways. I thought I would have day-to-day updates on what I'm working on, what I'm doing and get input from anyone who leaves it.

So to start things off, here are a couple pictures of my studio. It's not very clean but its comfortable. I spend a lot of time here alone. Sometimes thats just what I need, and other times I drives me insane. I'm definately a people person, and art brings me in contact with people, but its a little lonely sometimes too. No complaints though!

Here is one of the Paintings I'm working on lately. It will probably be called "Afternoon Brook" (that's what I'm calling it now anyway). It's a stream bed with many different colored rocks in the bottom, sun sparkling on them and three rocks sticking out of the water with ripples as the water flows around them. It is proving to be quite an undertaking! If not for the fact that is water, and sun, ripples, then maybe for the fact that it's big, or possibly because there are just so many dang rocks! Oh well, when it's finished I think could possibly end up being my favorite painting.
I will post more soon about the other paintings I'm working on. Please leave comments, I'd love to hear your thoughts.