Works in Progress

One of my favorite parts of a painting is at the point when the the image first starts to take shape. It might be early on when I’m masking off the white areas with masque pen; (my daughter calls it mas-KWAH pen, and now, so do I.) It might be when I’m dredging color through the background wash and see a particularly cool bloom.

It’s the point of every new painting that holds such possibility I feel I might explode.

I had a teacher tell me once that it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. In my painting, that is certainly the case.

Work in progress

Naughty in progress

Kids in progress

The big painting in progress

Toddler in progress

Cat in progress

I capture most of my progress photos with my phone, which in turn show up on instagram. But if you’re not an IG’er, you can now find them on Flickr as well where I’ve started a new set called Works In Progress.

2 Responses to “Works in Progress”

  1. Diane Says:

    This technique is SO unique and interesting! Is it something you came up with or were you taught? I just love the look.

  2. Rachael Says:

    I just make it up as I go along!

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