Do you ever feel like you are in a painting rut? I know there are time when I do... kinda like today! There is a huge project that I am currently working on that has taken over all of my time. As I sat down this morning to start working on it again I found it hard to get going. As an artist there are many times when you just need to take a break! I needed to paint something else, even if it was just for a moment. So, I quickly grabbed one of my sketchbooks and found this sketch of a girl I drew while sitting in church a few weeks ago. She is the cutest little girl and I loved how different her profile was from other faces I have drawn. So, here is a rough paint of that little girl to help get my creative juices flowing! Sometimes you need to surrender just a little time to paint what you want. Now I feel like I can tackle the world!!!
Here are pictures of my most current project. I did a mural of a beach scene on a 9'X18' wall. It was fun and quite enjoyable. I hope you enjoy it! I will also have to go take more pictures when the owner sets his room back up so you can get the grand scale of it. It seemed like a phenomenon to actually get it done. I had less than a month to do it. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, but I was also working over full time and getting ready to move all at the same time! Phew - glad I was able to get at least one thing done!
Here is a mural I painted during September and October. I need to go back and take some better pictures, but really wanted to put them up to show. I am working on another mural right now, so check back for another great painting (and probably better images of this one too). Enjoy!
My Hogle Zoo Art Gallery piece from the beginning of the year was chosen by the Utah Arts Council to go on tour for 2010 and 2011. Here is a link to where the Traveling Exhibit will be if you are in Utah and would like to go see it. http://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/area_interest/visual_arts/tep/exhibits/wild09.html