Monday, September 10, 2007
Catnap © 2007 Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 • acrylic on gessobord
Gloss varnish for protection and ease of cleaning • sold unframed
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Well, last week I spent way too much time working on a certain landscape painting - it was getting to the point where I was reworking it to death and getting nowhere with it. I know most of you artists out there know exactly what I’m talking about - I think it looks terrible, and I haven’t decided whether I’m going to try to change the direction I’m going on it or just jump ship altogether. I finally realized I was just spinning my wheels (let’s see how many other transportation-related metaphors I can throw into this post!), and had just decided I needed a break from it, when I glanced over at Bailey, who was napping on a sweater I had tossed on a table earlier. Something clicked, and here’s the result ... a loose, fun, illustration-y little painting that was completely fun and relaxing to do!
I think I just might do a few more of these little ones to clear my palate (or palette - ha!) before getting back to the larger ones for my show in November.
Happy Monday, everyone!