Hi everyone! How was your Christmas? Mine was relaxing and wonderful and I hope yours was too. Sorry this post is going up a later than usual but I spent the morning finishing my painting and then I went and saw Big Eyes so I just didn't get around to typing up this post until now. If you want to see the trailer to Big Eyes you can watch it here, but I thought it was a good movie. I wouldn't say it was the best movie I have ever seen but I thought Amy Adams and Christopher Waltz both did a great job. If you have an appreciation for art you will have an appreciation for this movie. Also, it is a true story and it takes partially takes place in San Francisco which was perfect seeing that I am only one week away from moving there. It is insane how quickly the time is passing and my anticipation is building by the second but I'm happy that emotionally I have (so far) kept it together. I haven't had too many mental breakdowns yet and I'm still feeling more excited then scared/nervous so I'm thinking that is a good sign. Anyways, I missed posting a painting last week so I'm excited to have one to show today! I think with my emotions being on a bit of a roller coaster and I needed this week's painting to be an outlet for all of my pent-up energy. I was craving just being free my paintbrush and letting my intuition really guide this piece. It felt good to not use my ruler for a change, and I'm interested to see how my work looks in the coming weeks.
Unfortunately, I don't have many pictures of my process for you today. Honestly, my mind just wasn't thinking about documenting the steps. Maybe because it didn't really feel like I was working in steps. It all felt very fluid and I was easily wrapped up in the creation of this piece during the times I worked on it.
I can tell you that it started with a plain, 10'' x 20'' wooden board, I used only acrylic paint, and of course I felt the need to add a little gold. I'm happy with the outcome, and I would love to hear what you think! Its different then my other recent paintings, but I still feel like it looks like me, like I created it, if that makes sense. If there is something I'm learning throughout this painting challenge it is definitely that my style can and will change from week to week, and that is okay. I don't have to be an artist that has an incredibly clean cut style, but instead, I can just create what I feel and just let it be a representation of who I was at that given time.
I hope you had a lovely Monday! Thanks for checking out my work whether its your first time or you've been there for me all 18 weeks. Any support is much appreciated!