Wednesday, May 22, 2013

the finishing touches

Amidst sorting my photos and collage material from our Virgin Islands travels, I'm also trying to finish a few paintings started before my trip. I was embarrassed to realize that I started this painting seven weeks ago. That's such a long time!

Painting script on a collaged piece is a little daunting for me - it has to be just right and sometimes that takes many hours and many tries, amassing piles of rags covered in paint I've wiped off and lots of frustration - so I think I put it off in favor of smaller pieces. I mixed up some ink and got to work last night, finishing the hard part (sewing through four layers of polaroid, paint, paper, and canvas) this morning.

I'm excited with how this painting turned out after all that time being afraid of messing it up. It's going to the print shop tomorrow.


  1. Ooh, I know what you mean. I am painting my first big canvas and for some reason have decided to paint my first face on it. Now I'm kinda stalled at the face stage because I love what I've done so far and am afraid of messing it up. I keep telling myself I can just paint over it if I don't like it.

    So glad to hear you feel the same way with adding layers to your work. I'll take some comfort from that and will have to courage up and just put the paint on *deep breath*