Happy New Year to all my readers. I'm having a wonderful couple of days while the family is still at home for the holidays sketching ideas, taking photos and planning future paintings.
I love the 'birth' of the idea. That moment when I first really see the painting in my head and know what I want to convey is such a thrill. Occasionally its an actual photograph or photographs that sparks the idea. Other times the idea just appears on its own and then I need to find the materials or people I need to take the references photo(s). Although this second way takes a little longer to plan I really love turning an idea from just a glimmer in my head into the actual full blown paintings.
My plans for this year? .... well they do involve some more Ted themed paintings but these will be mixed in with a variety of other paintings too. Now I just have to decide which of my ideas to begin painting first..... oh to be spoilt for choice :)
I also hope to get the DVD on how to create gallery wraps and how to paint fur put together in the coming month or so. I had a great new gift to help me with this.... meet 'The snowball'... quite an apt name for this time of year in Canada and yes, that really is its name. Its actually a microphone that I can plug straight into my laptops USB port so creating the voice over for the DVD will be much easier. I've written the script and now I'm ready to begin recording the sound. This will certainly keep me occupied as I'm waiting for paint to dry.
While I'm on the subject of gifts, I promised that I would share a photo with you of my Rinse Well water container. Its so wonderful to have clean water at just the touch of a button. I thoroughly recommend it especially if you are like me and glaze with pure colours.
Have a wonderful first weekend of the New Year.