I remember when I was back in school I'd have a 25 page paper due in 2 days and I'd find absolutely anything to put off starting on it. It's the same with this show at the Loft gallery coming up, I keep putting off getting started and spend time working on projects that aren't going to be a part of the show.
I spent the weekend cleaning the house and organizing the new shipment of acrylics that finally came in from Dick Blick. After I got everything spick and span, I started this new piece, based on a photograph of my two cats taking a nap together. I just put them in an outdoor scene...it's what I imagine indoor cats dream of. It's for another group show titled "Cats and Dogs" (for charity).
Here is a picture of the piece as it looks in PhotoShop (pre-painting)...I pieced it together collage style from various paintings and photos of mine..
Now I'm working on the underpainting on a Gessoboard panel using my new acrylics. I must say, I have no experience with acrylics and they are really difficult. I'm not sure that I'm going to like this idea of doing the base layers in acrylic and the top layers in oil. But, I'll give it a try. I'll try anything to put off starting work on the bluegrass paintings. The ironic thing is that when I was doing the Alluvial show, all I could think about was starting on the bluegrass paintings. Maybe the grass is always going to be greener on the other side?