I'm trying really hard to do 29 Faces this year. I'm trying really hard to finish the 50 Canvases project that I left hanging last year. I'm trying really hard to manage to stay at the art table for more than 5 minutes at a time, too, so we'll see how it goes.
All of that aside, here's my first face and first catch-up canvas:
I'm doing a series of Zodiac paintings, and this is The Water Bearer (aka Aquarius). I decided to start all of the canvases the same way by gluing down some random papers then stenciling a heart with modeling paste. I've been putting some extra modeling paste down for some awesome texture, too...
Since texture makes me so happy...
I will be teaching something like this for Soul Food, something with modeling paste and texture and crazy color. Yay!
Speaking of Soul Food, it started yesterday! I'm so excited about the opportunity to teach with such an amazing lineup of people, like Ayala, the innovator behind 29 Faces. Her work is full of color and texture, and she offers mixed media workshops on her site. Give her a click, you know you wanna.
Since I started the Recordings project (it's music-based art journaling), I've really started to acknowledge the effect that music has on me while I'm painting. For example, I found myself painting along to the beat earlier today, and I'll catch myself zoning out during a part of a song that I really resonate with. It's no wonder I don't get anything done. ;)
This is today's theme song: