Here's a few spontaneous paintings I did of Anne Belov, an island resident and artist who's work is known nationally. She was kind enough to take the time to model for us at Studio 106 in Langley. You can see her beautiful work here... http://nothingoverlooked.wordpress.com
I'm posting these in reverse order of completion. Last first because it's the destination I liked ending up at. The series somewhat represents my process of a warm up to unleashing rather than tightening up. It's always my intent to give myself freedom to explore and have fun when drawing and painting on-location. Most importantly, to have fun. And fun I do. But freedom is a little harder to come by. Lately, though, it's been easier. I've given license for every drawing to fail. In fact I want them to fail. To have no preconceptions, no pretty washes, pile on the paint, make messes, work fast and drippy. I consider placement for a moment, then plunge. It takes practice to get there, and it's fleeting. But happening more, so on that level feel I've been successful. So here's to a 2012 full of picture-making failures!
Happy New Year!