|Pineapple - Ananas comosus - (a work in progress) - £1200 unframed|
What a day in the studio today! It was the battle of the Jedis - Pineapple in the morning, Cabbage in the afternoon and in the middle I re-arranged the room and pinned all my work onto my walls. It now looks like a gallery! Super...
Ignoring the allure of Pinterest and Youtube videos, I managed to roll out of bed and enter the studio at a more reasonable hour this morning. First up - tackling the Pineapple leaves. Yesterday afternoon I started the process and well it made me rather depressed as I thought I was on the home stretch. When I looked at them though, I realised that I was actually a million miles from the finishing line. It was clear that the leaves needed many more layers of paint. Rather disappointed by this observation the rest of the afternoon felt like I was basically trudging on... I wasn't enjoying the process at all. This morning, however, was absolutely blooming brilliant - I was really enjoying the challenge. I am definitely finding the leaves MUCH harder to do. It's the colour of them and the silly (but purposeful) way I have lit the darn thing. There are lots of dark shadows and then there is this really weird turquoise blue which is often adjacent to these lurid green splodges which are scattered along the surface here and there... It's all very tricky. Give me the fruity bits any day.
So after a few hours of that, it was then time for a feed and for walkies...
|Here's a bit of Darth... (a work in progress - he's still learning the ways of the force...)|
Enter 3pm and suddenly something shifted. I am not sure if was the fact that Uranus was making its last square to Pluto today or what, but I felt it and I felt mad. I felt bonkers (more than usual) and put Obi One to one side. Then I got all of my work out and pinned it on the walls (I recommend doing this). I even got the Mork out. I contemplated working on him, but decided not too. I almost cried as I felt rather overwhelmed by how much work I'd done, but also annoyed as none of it was how I wanted it to be. Feeling black I got Darth out and worked on making him darker. He is indeed learning the ways of the dark force.
So there's today's story and I reckon that makes it time for a beer. Tomorrow, more Darth, but who knows as I am all over the place right now, busy riding this epic wave of Uranic madness.