Friday, July 23, 2010

Painting in Progress: giant ball jar

Do you ever find yourself intimidated by a project you started? Or are hesitant to start it due to intimidation?

2 years ago I started a painting in hopes that I could finish it in time for my parents swanky art party that a lot of art people would be at. That week I also broke my ankle playing roller derby. I only had 2 sessions on the painting but I haven't touched it since.

I feel like the size thing is intimidating. It just stares at me in my studio telling me I'm too chicken to pick it up again. So last night, I said "ENOUGH!" and put some more paint on it. The background is by far the hardest since I don't use large brushes. I am actually using a house painting brush to get in all the color at once (love that acrylics dry so fast, but in this case it's a bad thing!)


To give you an idea of scale...this is what size I normally paint at:


So let's keep our fingers crossed that I can keep up the momentum on this!


-Don said...

I have no doubts that you can pull this off. I've seen your other work. You can doooo eeet!


fausto mancini said...

your courage will reward you!

suzanneberry said...

This is going to be intimidating, it is now! I love the cool glass and warm background, your work is stunning. I know, I've said it before but it bears repeating. Your work inspires me so much.