Sunday, January 14, 2007

Period of Waiting

So. This is my first blog on here. Today I stretched, gesso-ed, and sanded, then I gesso-ed and sanded canvas again. All in search for that perfect painting surface. I spent the rest of my time working on a painting. I will post a full pictures when it is finished, but for now, here is a detail shot for everyone to check out.

It's not very good. I was having issues with the cobalt's texture versus color. Golden has a better color, while Liquitex has a better texture, but lacks the brilliant pigmentation of the Golden. It took several coats to get it to look the way it does, and I'm still not 100% pleased with it. It will look okay when it's finished, but until that happens ( probably in two days) this is all you get. I just applied for Mint's next show, I had work up for their post card show that happened in early December, so I am hopeful that I'll be accepted. I also just applied for the First National BFA /BA juried exhibition at University of South Florida in Tampa. I find out whether or not I get that on the same day as the Mint announcements. I also just applied to Universities in England, and will be finding out in February whether I get to go or not. In addition to all of this I just wrote a children's book about painting. Now it's time to wait......
I hate waiting. It sucks.


Brooke said...

You are fucking amazing! I'm so proud of you! Not only are you beautiful on the outside, but you're brilliant! You're impressivly creative! Great job!

Kate said...

Thanks Brooke, you've always been so supportive.