Yes, I'm still here. Sorry for the long delay in posts. My old computer finally gave up and between learning a whole new system (I went from a PC to a Mac), transferring files, and just more technical stuff than I care to think about I am very behind in all things computer. It has slowed me down considerably with blog posts and newsletters, but I'm hoping to get back on schedule very soon. The upside is I am just that much closer now to being able to make my own prints (soon I hope!). And I have a very fun, new computer.
While that has been and continues to be going on, I've been working like crazy on this new series of paintings. They continue to take me longer than I expect but I'm just letting them develop as they need. I've finished one since my last post (I'll share that later) and I think am close on another one. Here is an in progress shot:
This one is fun because it is my first piece in acrylic gouache. So far liking that medium very much. It is super matte, hardly shows brushstrokes, and has a very organic feel to it for what is basically an acrylic paint. Unlike acrylic paint, though, if working with a lot of water it does tend to pull off the previous layers. Not as much as traditional gouache, but one does have to be cautious. So far, so good and I'm seriously considering buying some more colors.
That's it for now, I hope to stop back in a little sooner next time.