I just finished the last of the commissions I needed to complete before Christmas. I still have one more to go but it’s on hiatus until the holidays are over since it’s thankfully not a rush order.
I’m so pleased with how this turned out, and I love how my painting is becoming more and more intuitive. I used to get so bent out of shape if I made a mistake, or painted a colour where I shouldn’t have. I’m much more trustful of myself – if I feel like putting a colour in a potentially dangerous place, maybe I should go ahead and do it and see what happens. That’s pretty much my formula for painting clouds: if I’m scared it might not look right, I should just go ahead and do it. Clouds are pretty forgiving anyways.
So excited to present a portion of my work on display at Café 349, in Shawville, Québec. The café is such a great supporter of local artists, and this is the third year I am exhibiting at this locale.
And after an embarrassing amount of paint, and starts and stops, I finally finished the centrepiece of the exhibition: “Under the Constellations.” I had a certain vision in my head of romance and open sky an while the end product doesn’t quite match the vision, I’ve learned that it’s completely okay to revision the vision.
I finished this off this evening, and I’m quite pleased with the results. This is the eighth pastel painting in the constellation series. I’d like to get two more before the vernissage, so I better cross my fingers, and get back to the drawing board!