Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Snail's Pace

So much going on, and yet... everything seems to be moving slowly, or not at all!

There have been quite a few things going on in the studio, not the least of which are prints (finally!) in hand of several different paintings. I'll be sure to post which ones, and prices by next weekend, and more prints are in the works!

Additionally, I'm getting back into my Alice in Wonderland mode. I had been doing fairly well working on it, and then life interfered. So, this past week I decided to do a small painting (6x6) just for the fun of it.

I have to tell you, I absolutely LOVE this painting (it's so much better in person.) It's in acrylic, and by the end of it I had stopped fighting with the paint and the obvious differences between oil and acrylic paints. More, I realized I am going to develop my own version of all the Alice in wonderland characters on these small canvases, and then I'm going to start creating bigger compositions involving them in various scenes. I see now that this was part of my difficulty. While my daughter cast as Alice is perfect, I hadn't created any other characters yet and was jumping in with several at once. I really am excited about creating them all one by one and then moving forward!

So, this painting is of a snail. The paint is a bit wet, and I'll probably post a better picture later when it's not reflecting so much flash!

“Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail,
  “There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my
  See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
  They are waiting on the shingle—will you come and join the
    Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, will you join the
    Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, won’t you join the
        dance?" ~L. Carroll

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