The opening for the “Orange Blossom Special” Aril Exhibition at the Winter Garden Art Association was last night and there was a great turn out, wonderful art, crowd, and music! If you live in the area, stop by and see the show, and see what this great new facility in our community has to offer!
Today I thought I would share some progress on Paris Passy Gate. I had started this painting after I had designed the Coral Reef Menu commission for Epcot, while the design was being approved and before the actual paintings for the menus were done. I’m usually a monogamous painter focusing on one at a time. However, this may be the first time I put one aside for a while after completing two other paintings. I tend to get in a groove on one painting and really know the palette of color I’ve worked out and the painting techniques I’m using on a particular piece. Then I don’t over think it too much and just let the intuition kick in.
On this one, with some considerable time apart, I had to get to know it again. In this case, I am so thankful I made some color notes and swatches. So I could go right back to the palette I started with. It sure saved a lot of time.
I may not be making any sense. Artist friends if you would like to comment please feel free. Can you easily work on more than one painting at a time, or are you dedicated to one until it’s finished? Although that’s not to say that, sometimes when I think a piece is finished, a few day, weeks or months may go by and I decide it’s not and tweak it some more.