working on a number of different pieces at the same time
helps to stave off getting stuck that being so invested in one
piece can bring. yesterday i worked on various stages of
seven paintings. i set them up around my kitchen so that i could
see all of them while i worked on one, like a mom with seven kids
in the same play yard. have to keep an eye on them.
this one is painted on a piece of 1/2 inch wood that i found.
she was all finished when i realized that the wood
on her neck had natural gouges. not flattering. it was painted
but in the light it really was apparent. my handiman suggested i use wood putty
to fill it in. so i did with three coats and sanding between. now she's ready to repaint.
hopefully i can match the color. i will probably gesso the putty first,
maybe even tint the gesso? i have never done that but am thinking
that the white might be too strong of an under color.
how do you work? what do you find satisfying, stressful?
one at a a time? multiples, series?
i love that you visited today and
wish you a lovely weekend