I have been having fun working with and reworking watercolor painting. I had always thought that once it was on the paper, that was it. This one has been repainted a couple of times and will most likely get at least one more go round to remove the circle texture on the mountain and the bleeding into the sky.
New blog post, cross posted from http://www.rennatatropeano.com/growingunique
Things here on the blog have been a little bit spotty. It is my intention that as we get back into that school routine that I get back into the swing of posting on a regular basis. The last couple of weeks have been exciting for me. I was stranded due to hurricane Irene in Colorado. As you can see in today’s photo, that if you have to be stranded, Colorado is certainly a nice place to be.
I was reviewing my posts and discovered that a number of the designing your internet home posts were never published to the blog due to technical reasons. I am going to be revising them a little based on my most recent research and will be trying to post one of those a week. I am going to be playing around with the format, and try and develop a pattern of topics. The categories that I have been thinking about are Business of Art, Work in Progress, Review or Interview, How to, and Thoughts.
The new category of review or interview came out of my visiting several galleries and meeting some working artists over the summer. Looking back on this, I decided that there was a lot to be learned from these visits, both good and bad. Reviewing can be a tricky thing, as most artists have fragile egos that are easily shattered. I decided that good reviews will be accompanied by links and information. When the lesson that I took away from a situation is “what not to do”, I am going to leave off the who, and where.
Time to head off to work. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the new ideas.