Anyone who has read my past couple of posts is aware that I've been struggling to find meaning in my work and am feeling a little lost. I was throwing myself a little pity party the other day when I got a call to let me know that a client bought 3 paintings for her new home! If that wouldn't have lit a fire in my belly, nothing would. And good news: it totally did!
That immediately pushed me to the studio and I started thinking about how to challenge myself. Started going over images of my work dating back to 2010 and realized that I've never given florals a chance. I don't know what it is but painting them was never something I felt like I wanted to do. Its a little crazy since I'm a certified florist and love being around flowers. So I took a look at the sad canvas I was working on and decided to challenge myself a little. Laid down my first layer of paint and am still working on composition. I'll tell you this, its bloody difficult working on an abstract floral piece. Nevertheless, I'm back to having a blast in the studio and here is what she looks like right now.
I had already put down paint before I decided to turn it into a floral piece so my main challenge, I guess, has been to restructure the composition. Its usually hard for me to work with anything but a blank canvas, so I guess let's double up the challenge! Will surely post more on this piece soon.