Friday, July 29, 2011

Art Smarts

Sometimes I think that there is no limit to the lessons I have not learned. This in spite of enough years to have learned some of them, one would think. Do you remember the Preliminary Sketch I wrote about recently? I've been working hard to make that into a finished project. I've been doing a lot of paint and ink layers to create a background, adding the text I want, etc. (More on that to come.)

The last little bit I need to finish is the substrate to which I will attach everything. I decided to go with a canvas panel. These are inexpensive (I like that!). They also work well for gluing something down, as there is no "give" like a regular canvas would have. I think I've got the color I want on it, but I thought I'd add some splatters of white. It didn't dawn on me until too late that repeated hard strikes with a paintbrush on my finger wasn't a great idea. I noticed immediately after I finished that my middle finger hurt. Upon closer inspection, I saw that I was bruised and swollen from the abuse I'd dealt myself. I wonder how typing will feel tomorrow when I'm at work???

I'm left with the inescapable conclusion that art smarts and that I lack "art smarts"!

Until next time, be safe out there!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

ouch. Hope it's healed now x