painted hounds by jennifer ellis
I tried something new last night. These are a series of pencil watercolors i did last night and this morning. They are all on artist trading cards only 3.5x2.5 inches. i wish i could get lines like these in my paintings. Something to think about. there are 11 pieces in this set of drawings.
I have been horribly sick all week. I haven't even been able to paint. Well, Just a little, when i feel i have the strength. I don't wish this flu on anybody. Its a zapper. Anyways, while i am here a little slide show of works in process. I think I started these last saturday night. Seems like forever ago. remember these are works in progress. The one on the panel is a series of small works on paper. The 3 piece are 12x12.
I started these yesterday. There are a few more that remain to be finished. I think i really enjoy working on paper. Small scale. I feel like I'm beginning to understand the theory behind layers of paint.
Already the 4th of January. Too much going on and not nearly enough time. I have managed to paint. And this is good. If you are struggling and don't know where to start, just do. In fact I was watching Jonas Gerard painting on you tube and he said "My goal is to delve deeper into this mystery of "not Knowing" so as to open all possibilities." Letting go. open to the possibilities of improvisation and spontaneity.
So without further adue, here are the first paintings of the new year. keep scrolling down there are a few slide shows. enjoy the process of getting lost in non thought. I'm always amazed at what comes out in the end. Unexpected and strange. Happy New year!