I am at the Villa, I felt the need to watch the art videos again. I really wish I could do it at home. Until I can get a better internet provider this is what I will have to do. I like coming here so its ok.
I started my painting yesterday and felt that old fear come up. It is a fear of beginning and its strange since if its awful I don't have to show it to anyone but still a remnant of fear comes in. I had to tell it to shut up and just begin which I have.
First I prepped the canvas and then I did a background and added the face. The first step is to paint it with fluid acrylic in titanium white and then start adding the flesh tone. I have done the several coats of white needed and now I am ready for the challenging part. I have a tendency to be so sparing in my paint that I never mix up enough and you use a lot of paint in the next step. I need to remember to think big.,
I was working on my crown for the gathering in Sedona and having fun with it. I am taking the crown I had and adding some other fund things to it. I am glad when an idea I have actually works in the way you want it to. You'll see it in the pictures that will be taken later in Sedona.
I had toyed with the idea of altering my suitcase before the trip but now I think I really don't have the time. I need to pick up some of that painters tape to cover up some of the leather and hardware that won't be altered but I keep forgetting to do that. I wanted to put a map on one side but I can not find any map paper anywhere so I will go a different way with it. So many ideas, so little time.