I am so glad it is 2014.
I had this thing about 2013. I didn’t like it because 13 is supposed to be an unlucky number. That is irrational and makes no sense. But I kind of had that in the back of my head off and on all year.
So, I’m glad 2014 is here.
The painting with this blog is not a painting per se. It is done in Painter X3 on the computer, but I used conte this time. Conte, is a medium kind of like charcoal, but harder.
I keep my paintings organized by the type they are. Like, abstracts, collage, drawings, etc. I have one group I call play. When I had a block of my muse a few months ago, I set up this group. I just play, with no pressure, no final work in mind.
My husband has been home for the holidays, so I decided to play until the first of the year, or next Monday when work starts for him again.
This piece is the result of me playing with Painter and discovering new things in it. I used to use conte when I did life drawing, but that was a very long time ago.
I had a lot of fun doing this, and I hope you enjoy it.