Last night I decided to paint something "really fast". I had been working on a fiber project so it was about 11:00 p.m. when I started, and I didn't want to get to bed really late.
I didn't do a preliminary drawing, just worked wet on wet loosely following a reference photo.
By 12:30 the painting was done, photos were taken and cropped, and it was ready to be blogged!
So I think the painting took about an hour - my fastest yet. And I'm happy with the result! Yay!
See you tomorrow.
at 9:40 AM
Soooooo. You may or may not have noticed that things have been a bit wonky with my blog over the last week.
It's because I had a brilliant idea. :0)
So, about this time last week, late at night, puttering in my studio after having finished a painting, it occurred to me that my blog name should more properly be Kit Lang Art, rather than Kit Lang Fiber Art.
Fiber art worked when I made the switch from quilting to making art quilts, to making textile paintings - and it continued to work as I dabbled in beading and embroidery.
But since last fall, I've had this idea - a new direction in my work, and really, when it is gathered together with my paper work and everything else I do, I decided that Kit Lang Art would cover not only this most recent direction, but any new ones that arrive in the future.
So, last week, late a night, I went to my blog settings, and changed my blog name to kitlangart.blogspot.com.
And I woke up the next morning to find I had completely disappeared from the internet as if the last 8 years had never happened.
Not only were my regular blog followers unable to find my blog (it said it was gone!), all of my pictures on the internet linked back to nothingness. I was totally freaking out!
So the first thing I did was move all of my bloglovin followers over to the "new"(old) blog called Kit Lang Art, and then tried to figure out how to re-direct eight years of pictures and posts to the new blog. Finally, I threw myself on the mercy of Blogger, and they said "We can't do anything about it. But we can change your name back to Kit Lang Fiber Art".
I of course leapt on that with many joyous virtual hugs of relief, but then realized that my Bloglovin Followers as well as the people I'd sent e-mails to were now happily going to kitlangart.blogspot.com
And since that was the result I wanted in the first place - I decided to keep the new blog.
So yay! New blog. :)
I'll post in both places until September 1st, and after that - I'll be moving over to Kit Lang Art permanently.
I'll look forward to seeing you there!
at 8:35 PM
I'm catching up again! This is my day 19 and 20 of world watercolor month, I thought I'd do an abstract. The eagle eyed among you may have spotted that I did a fabric version a couple of months back - I showed you a sneak peek then. It's finished now, but you know me - I'm behind on posting!
Anyway - it was doing these abstract watercolors on fabric that made me decide to pursue learning how to watercolor on paper in the first place. So here's a paper version. :)
at 12:23 AM
The paper I used for this painting is twice as large as what I've been using all month, so it took me twice as long! :)
If I seem to be a bit obsessed by foxes at the moment, I am. lol Of course, this one is more like the baby of a fox and cat, which may explain why current obsession given my love of cats!
It's interesting - I read this article by a watercolor artist (I've read so many lately, I can't remember who it was) - and he said that you should spend 50% of your time on your drawing: that your painting will never get better than your drawing. This makes sense to me (if you're the type of watercolourist who draws first, which I am).
And as if to prove him right; I had a really difficult time drawing the face on this fox - getting it at just the right angle, with his face snugged up into the corner of the tree was beyond my current abilities.
Eventually, I gave up on all of my scratching and erasing - I was seriously afraid to damage the paper. And sure enough, when I painted it - the painting was worse than the drawing. Alas.
So I have a kitty-fox tucked up in a tree. :)
at 10:53 PM