I’ve noticed in the past that when I finish a piece that takes several weeks to finish I find it difficult to get into the rhythm of working on something new. There is a gestation period every time.

Sometimes I play around with color and shape just to prime the pump and get the juices flowing again. This piece began with a few broad swipes with soft pastels. They were fixed a few times and then I began to add texture with a thick modeling paste. When that dried I added more color and eventfully moved over to oil and oil pastels to complete the painting.


Priming the Pump           Mixed Media         24ā€ x 30ā€

This is a break from my usual body of work but it still fits in there and now Iā€™m ready to get on with it.

The sketch for the next 3D piece is completed so the process beings again.

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