Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Waiting for Paint to Dry!

Everyone's heard of "waiting for paint to dry". Well, sometimes I do that a lot. Good thing I use acrylic or in my old age, I'd forget what I had in mind by the time I got back to it. I have found in my painting process evolution, that I spend more time laying down paint and waiting for it to dry, then staring at it for a long time, then waiting some more, than I do actually painting. I have to add all this paint so that I can then later cover it up. At least part of it is covered up. Gotta keep it simple, with interest when you get up close.

If I don't do this, I don't like what I get for a surface. I will admit that if the painting isn't too large I can "sometimes" get a painting I like alla prima, but not often. These paintings are just gifts. The others have to be worked for, not so much physically as mentally.

Right now a third, or is it fourth, layer is drying on the blue/green diptych...and is waiting so I can go in and cover most of that layer up. I finally thought of an obvious title for this a painting ....and perhaps for many others. "Conversations with Blue and Green" it is. Don't you just love it when a series title comes to mind so you don't have to wrack your brain for a time for a new title? I can see them all now, Conversations with Red and Orange, Violet and Gold, ...well you get the drift. And even conversations with circles or squares, or lines or or or..........hum, better get back to see if the paint is dry enough before I get too carried away


  1. Aw shucks. I thought you were gonna show us, but I scrolled down and there was no painting. Just remember we're waiting to see!

  2. Ha! I already did that series of "Conversations". It was the year I showed at Expressions in Santa Fe. Good name, though!

  3. Well......heck, my COnversations will just have to be different than yours :>).......will let y'all see when they're finished. Met with Pat for lunch today as she's heading to France next week. Had a good visit.

  4. Is the paint dry yet? Me too! Scrolling down for some paintings. what about "conversations with myself"? I think it's time for me to upload a photo of me for my blog I.D.
    since I get such a kick out of your great pose and photo when your posts appear on my blog-- there you are, looking great and smiling back at me!

  5. Yep, it's dry enough to paint over for sure. I'm still mulling over. (That actully should read as building courage to just "do it".)

    But I also went out of town yesterday and didn't get in the studio.