OMG, I have so much painting to get done! This restaurant where I am having my show is quite deep with lots of wall space and as I’m the solo artist, I really need to get a lot of big stuff painted! Don’t get me wrong, I love and am totally up to the challenge, attacking it all with analytical mind and photoshop filters to “trial” run some of what I plan on painting. I’ve got the studio space and since I’m a small business owner, can set my own hours, more or less, to work around my painting.
The painting above was my first attempt at working with a palette knife. It’s ok I suppose, I mean the paint goes on in no time, but I prefer using paintbrushes. Maybe it will lend itself to certain types of paintings but for detail work it was impossible and I grabbed my brushes.
The problem is, my allergies are so bad this year that my eyes are going all wonky! Seriously! Every time I look down with the eyes, I get this unfocused sensation one gets after riding a playground merry go round! Dizzy somewhat, but just totally unfocused. Painting under a deadline this will not do, so I’ve taken to steroids, allergy meds, and warm compresses on my face hoping to alleviate what I think is sinus swelling causing the damn spells.
Wish me luck!