Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 46 "Mingo Morning Frost"

"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have you ever noticed that some days you just don't have any patience, all reved up for no reason and that doesn't go well with working on pastel drawings.
For "Mingo Morning Frost" I created the oil wash underpainting yesterday but started the pastel with little time left in my creative day . Today I continued the pastel but with the same feeling of impatience and little ability to concentrate. 
So what's going on? The acceptance and rejections notices are arriving for the spring and summer art fair season and I think that's where my feeling of panic comes from. But I learned while being a manager at the newspaper that things seem to work out and the panic just doesn't help at all.
"Mingo Morning Frost" oil wash
Here's the final piece that I finished today. The oil wash has some creative energy but I think that energy is missing from the final version. Still working on finding a way to preserve that oil wash and not cover it all up with pastel. Not there yet!
"Mingo Morning Frost" 8" x 12" on Uart paper

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