Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pink China

Pink China
October19, 2010
8" x 10"
Oil on Canvas
$175.00 CAN

   I dragged myself down to my studio this morning and painted through my tummy ache. I am tired and feel hungry even though my stomach is sore and I feel like gaging. I have too much I want to do to let a little ill feeling get in my way. I have been wanting to paint these pink china tea cups ever since I received them.       
   During the painting session I attended at the Red Deer College this past summer I started playing around with preping painting surfaces by creating layers with acrylic paint. I preped the surface of this painting at Red Deer.  I didn't end up using it there but as soon as I brought it home I knew I wanted to paint the pink china on it. It was just a matter of time to do it. Once again it was a case of too many ideas and too little time.
   Normally I wouldn't include such details in my writing such as being under the weather, but here it is important. It contributed to the painting. I knew that with the pressures of feeling a bit ill it would make me paint quickly and not get caught up in the finicky details and mind games of trying to emulate the subjects shinny perfection.
   I feel good about this painting, not because it is good, but because it is out there. I created it and now I can stop thinking about. It also gives me a sense of accomplishment on my painting 'to do' list.

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