One of my 2012 resolutions was to paint more. In college, oil painting was my main method of art making, which is typical for undergrad art students, I suppose, but it was also my greatest therapy. After college, without the studio/classroom I so frequently had to myself to paint in at all hours of the night, painting started to seem like a messy, turpentine-smelly hassle. Last year, to my own horror, I found myself using my easel as a clothing rack. That’s when I realized things had to change. So, while I doubt it will ever be my main artistic squeeze again, painting makes me a calmer, saner person and is something I need to do more of for myself. That said, here’s an oil painting I completed a month or so ago.
Our favorite mugs; Star Trek is Ben’s and Kate Spade is mine. Obviously, right?
Now, by completed I mean maybe I’ll come back to it later. I’m happier with the Star Trek mug than the Kate Spade because it’s more painterly. I think I got too precise on the lady mug side of things and it reads a bit gaudy. Or maybe it’s just that I wouldn’t normally paint in the palette of colors on the KSNY mug. THEN AGAIN, maybe it’s better not to dwell and just move on to the next thing.