Tuesday, March 2, 2010

As the days are lengthening,
I am loving the warm glow of the afternoon sun.
What have you been noticing?

Today was an excellent day spent in my figure painting class taught by Danni Dawson where I wiped down everything I placed on the canvas. It just was not going well and in the end sometimes it is just better to call it a day and plan to start over again next time. I am trying out a heavy weave linen canvas that is posing all sorts of technical challenges, though I will keep trying until mastery is achieved. So every time I wipe down my work I feel like I have gained something new. {here is a nice post about Danni’s latest painting that was hung in the Art League Faculty Show}

Also for today, I want to thank Kara Holloway from the Love List for the nice interview about my work. I feel so special being a part of the “Artist + Muse” series.

Have a nice evening,

Liz

13 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

BEAUTIFUL photo!

Jala Pfaff said...

"I will keep trying 'till mastery is achieved"--now THERE'S a powerful, positive statement! Gotta love it. :)

Manon Doyle said...

Love the photo and the painting in that photo!!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Last Cup and Manon! Before getting into painting photography was my main artistic outlet.

Jala, I am glad you like the sentiment. I keep reading and hearing that perserverence is the only way to succeed with an art career and I think that goes with handling the materials :)

Kerri Settle said...

I'm right there with you Liz! I've seen a lot of artists mentioning these kinds of struggles recently with getting a painting out (and I'm one of them), so let's hope that means a breakthrough or a little more understanding is waiting around the corner.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Kerri, maybe it has to do with the changing season? I am hopeful that better understanding is just around the corner :)

Julie Thompson said...

It's a stunner of a photo!
Isn't it amazing how noticing the length of days can lift your spirits and give you a bit more energy? I'm at a higher latitude and we're really noticing it around here. The early morning sun beams through my window and I can't wait to get into the studio and start my day. :-)

Sirkka´s photo and art said...

A very nice photo.

Jean Victory said...

A beautiful photo...love your work on figure drawing...an inspiration!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Julie, I know the feeling, the earlier the sun is out the faster I seem to get into the studio also!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Sirkka and Jean for stopping by. It means a lot to me :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

We all struggle with those days when we just can't get it and you're right, it's all part of the process. I'm happy to have arrived at a place where wiping feels like a success. At least it's not another bad painting hanging around.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

"at least it's not another bad painting hanging around"

I so agree and it saves on canvas and panels!