So I’ve been painting. Not as much as I’d like. I put too much pressure on myself for every “relaxing” activity I find and the result is that I start avoiding it. Because the last thing I need is more stress.
But, here is one thing that I did get done and I am proud of, because basically now I’m an exhibited artist! I mean, Right?
I have painted this door, as part of the public art exhibition Go Out Doors – Northborough, an initiative of the town’s Cultural Council. My piece is titled #homeborough.
We had a great opening on a windy but somewhat sunny Sunday. I got to play reporter again, which hasn’t happened in a long time, and interviewed all the artists. I also got to take pictures with people next to my door, as “the artist”. Yeah, exciting.
I cannot say that I stressed a lot while painting this. On the contrary, the whole process was the most enjoyable experience. I worked for three weekends on it, for more hours than I care to count. Started to a sketch on my Ipad.
The colors are different, because at the time I was working with a friend on this project, who suggested a less autumnal vibe, so I tried to avoid that. Also, the realities of working on a door as opposed to a flat canvas came into play when in the composition and a little bit in the scale of the elements. I am not too unhappy with how it all turned out. I want to do more!