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!)

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

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

3 comments:

-Don said...

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

-Don

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.