Wednesday, July 20, 2011

LOOSING IT!


Frustrated with all the failed starts lately, I decided to create a very loose, fast painting.  It may need some fine tuning but I like how the details seem to appear but they are only suggested.  I think I would like to work more in this vein.  Tyvek with liquid watercolor and squirrel brushes seem to be a winning combination.

Next week I will be teaching at Art in the Mountains, Bend, Oregon.  Can't wait.  It should be a spectacular week.  We leave Saturday, so tomorrow is packing day.

14 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I'm seeing Hugh Laurie of 'House' fame. Not sure why but I instantly felt as if this fellow was familiar and had to think on just who it reminded me of! I think it is beautiful work, Myrna! Have fun in OR, a most beautiful state!

meera said...

Thank you, Its refreshing to hear about your failed starts --even though I don't see any--gives the rest of hope about our own process :)

Cori Lynn Berg said...

I think this is a great way to work... I remember in figure drawing classes how we would start at 30 sec drawing, then a min, then 5, then ten, then 15, then half an hour, and then back down again. It was amazing to work that way.

Btw, I know a 20 min challenge art blog if you're interested...

Jo Murray said...

Boyohboy that worked well! Great results.

Holly Blackman said...

I truly think that it is a beautiful painting. I really like the fact the figure isn't too detailed, it seems as though the figure is sad, I think its great!

Carol Nelson said...

I was actually GLAD to hear about your failed starts. I'm in somewhat of a doldrum myself. Nothing is working.
I'm teaching a workshop this weekend, so hope I snap out of it soon!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Autumn. "House" was not the inspiration but he does have a great face to paint.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Meera. It seems we all have ups and downs along the creative path. The more you master, the higher you set the bar, so there is no "arriving" but it is a great journey and getting "there" is where the emotion is both high and low!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Cori. Once I started working fast, the 20 min poses seemed like an eternity! Would love to know about the 20 minute challenge.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Jo. thanks for the comment.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Holly, thanks for the comment. I hate to paint teeth, so most of my people have a moody feel. I am working toward getting less literal.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Carol, I guess misery loves company! Workshops lift me up. Also, I rarely am trying something unknown so I have more success. Hope to take a workshop from you someday. Come farther west!!!

Dan Kent said...

Wild and wooly! Love this one.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Dan! Nice to hear from you again. thanks for the comment.

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