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Building an abstract cityscape and a wonderful day of meeting other artists!

September 14, 2014
Underpainting for new cityscape, KGT, 14 x 18", acrylic on board

Underpainting for new cityscape, KGT, 14 x 18″, acrylic on board

Working from a small pencil sketch, I have layed down the high key color ideas and shapes. By now I have learned that although I am participating in the 30 Paintings in 30 days challenge, my own process takes longer than a single day to make a painting. (Well, I already knew that, but I’m willing to try new things and new challenges like this one.)

Underpainting with tracing paper sketch laid down over top of board. KGT

Underpainting with tracing paper sketch laid down over top of board. KGT

I realized I need to have a more defined plan for shapes now. Tracing paper comes in handy for sketching out the plan, loosely. Tomorrow I will note the new drawing, and move forward with  paint, textures and a better value plan. The tracing paper actually simplifies my ideas, and blocks out distractions, in a way. It’s a great tool for so many things.

Okay, let’s keep this challenge going! she said to herself….

Oh, I have to share my wonderful meeting with many other artists at the Art Licensing Group that took place at sister Leslie’s home. Guest speakers were Scott Church, an extremely talented artist/business owner,  and Luana Rubin, owner of EQuilter.com retail fabric sales company and multi-talented lady. Meeting with other artists is a supremely important event for me. I can’t wait to meet again next month and get to know them all better!

I guess the take-away idea for me is that we have an amazing talent group here in Colorado to connect with. I am most assured you probably have that bunch of artists around you too, in your world. We just need to find each other! If I move to Santa Fe soon, guess what I will be doing? Looking for artist friends. We can inspire each other, in so many ways.

Thanks for reading,

Karen

Meeting of Art Licensing Group, at sister Leslie Clark's home

Meeting of Art Licensing Group, at sister Leslie Clark’s home

 

 

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