Friday night, I took myself on an artist date, not knowing what I’d create. Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, is known for encouraging “artist dates,” where you make time away from your usual work just to enjoy yourself, by yourself. It is a really rewarding experience, and I really cherish time for solitude. I snuck away where I wouldn’t be likely to be distracted by people I know and love. A glass of wine or two, my sketch book and a pen, and the Infinity Goddess created itself on paper before my eyes. I also did a bit of writing. Later that weekend, I decided to try translating my sketch into a painting. I knew it would be difficult, and it was. It’s been awhile since I’ve done something challenging and detailed with paint. Give me a pen or pencil any day, and I will sit for hours working in details. I like to be more free with my painting movements.
Anyway, I may work some more on this piece to get it where I want it. Her face is already drastically different than my sketch, so I will just let that part roll…Her essence is still there. I took video footage of the painting process, and made a time-lapse of the footage. See below.