Saturday, June 10, 2017

Live Fun Raising

About 2 months ago, I painted live for my son's annual fundraiser along with 2 other amazing artists.
Talk about nervous excitement.
This  was my first time to ever paint live. I did years of dance recitals and a couple of plays, but never painting. I am an introvert by nature, but I have always been able to "perform" & quite enjoyed it when I was younger without claming up. What makes painting live so nerve racking is the fact that I don't always have a "good painting day" &  I suppose that's also what makes it so exciting. You really don't know what is going to come out of you that day. Just hope it is something good.

I chose to paint a painting that I had done a couple of times before, but go a little rogue by adding some florescent acrylic paint, ink, collage pieces and oil pastels to this new vision. I had about two and a half hours to complete it, but the hardest part was knowing when to stop. When I paint at home I just stop when I'm stuck or want to think about it, and I just keep it up on the easel or raise it up on a shelf for like anywhere between 2 days to 2 weeks or until I decide what to do with it (I have a painting in a corner that I've been picking at since January).

Live art Clock Tower 2017
Mixed Media on canvas 12x24 

When you paint live, there is no raising it  up on a shelf to sit for 2 months. There's only getting it done, having some fun and praying to God that you're having a good paint day.