I have been starting and not finishing a lot of painting for the last few weeks.
I think part of it is that I am trying a lot of new things and my ideas get ahead of what I am doing and I want to move on - not continue what I am working on. It started when I got so frustrated with my watercolor that I decided to try and paint in oil. Of course, that means learning a lot of new things, both materials and the way oil works, not to mention doing some amazingly cruddy painting.
Then, Awesome Myrna Wacknov
came to town and I went back to watercolor in order to try out all kinds of new ideas and techniques I watched her demonstrate over the course of a 6 day workshop.
Notes from the workshop...
Now, I have watercolors and oils which are all in some degree of an unfinished state.
Below are some examples. I do plan to finish something from here, but for now -
I am posting only the fruits of my discontent!
a larger, unfinished watercolor version of this sketch
|maybe 1/2 finished oil of my son, Seth|
|New (to me) technique|
of drawing directly onto
tracing paper. (Thanks, Myrna!)
|Almost finished watercolor of my dad from the drawing above.|
|Seth (10 years old)|
|watercolor just barely started from the above drawing.|
Studies in preparation for the oil painting started below