After showing the circles painting to Laura, we decided a bit more turquoise was needed. I’ve added turquoise circles and added the color to other areas of the painting, but a smidge more work is still needed.
I shared my first run at the background (see last image) with Laura to find out whether I was headed in a direction she liked. She had great feedback, and after making a few changes (2nd image), including softening it up a bit, we’re up and running! I’ve started adding in the circles and will continue to layer circles and lines. I’m hoping to have this guy finished up by next week!
Back in November I created an Indiegogo campaign to get art into Habitat for Humanity houses. This is the beginning of the first piece I’ll have started in on. Laura, one of the homeowners, requested one of my circle paintings with lots of blues and grays. I’ll touch base with her to be sure I’m on the right track before moving forward, but this should be a fun one when complete.
My birds are dawning the walls of Equinox Brewing, a delicious local joint here in Fort Collins! It feels good to have all the work up.
On another note, I’ll be posting only about once a week over the next month or two as I work to meet a non-art deadline that is quickly approaching.
Unlike other adventures the bird had recently embarked on, the work lay less in the activity itself, and more in the getting to it. She would admit that sledding mostly scared her. It was a bit of a game of chance – marked by a vague ability to control direction, speed or, for that matter, stopping. And yet the bird repeated the climb again and again, feeling the reward of the rush, was well worth the effort.
In his opinion, it was one of the best ways to spend a late afternoon. The gentle breeze on his face came and went with each back and forth swing. His scarf, always a step behind, would tangle and escape rhythmically. The feathered bird, with nowhere to go, decided quickly that this was certainly the way to fly.
She set out to conquer the world. Not by winged ascent, as flying at this altitude made her nervous. She preferred to go by foot. The thin air refreshed, rather than depleted her and she soaked up the sun like a solar panel. The bird continued on masterfully, nary once stopping to contemplate the next step.