Thursday, October 24, 2013

Art is Work*

Here, at last, is an acrylic painting I started when I was expecting my second baby. That baby is now 14 months old. I was going to write something about how that gives an idea of how long this painting gestated for, but paintings don't gestate-- they sit in your studio space for extended periods of time, begging you to just forget about everything else and do some painting already! I think this painting turned out well enough. What I'm more excited about is that I made the time to do the work and was reminded of how enjoyable it is to paint with acrylics. That's the funny thing about painting; it is work, you're physically labouring at a task that's mentally demanding, but it's just so fun.

*props to the amazing Milton Glaser and his kick-butt book