progress 2 (a painting goes through puberty)
This painting has developed acne, greasy hair, and squeals at Twilight movies…it has officially hit puberty. Almost every painting I’ve ever done goes through a pretty ugly phase I’ve affectionately dubbed “painting puberty.” I started doing this to make myself feel better because this is also usually the point of the painting where I start thinking, “Oh lord, what have I done!? I should have just left it alone!” But usually these awkward, gangling paintings can be brought back to normalcy with a little work. This one might take a little extra work, as the color I laid down was just so dark. I almost didn’t post it, it was so…unfortunate. But hopefully posting it right now, will make it all the more impressive when it is finally a real painting again…right…right? I’ll continue to post progress shots on this one, and fingers crossed, it should be a little prettier.
In other, happy news: My “Bee Mother” painting (thank you so much for the name Emma) made it into the show I applied to last week! Hurrah!! The opening is April 15th at the San Antonio Art League and Museum and all the work will be up through May 26th. I’m so excited already, it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a show. I also put a giclee print of my Bee Mother painting up on etsy.