Friday, 3 June 2011

The Disavdantages of Not Having a Real Tardis

Last day of the working week and while I may be fortunate enough to have a tardis usb port, I don't have the real thing, so while the week has been quite a productive one, I can't help but think I wouldn't mind revisiting some of the days. Firstly I would revisit Tuesday just before I started the second layer of watercolour onto the rose that I was well into, which became a mess and is now abandoned after showing so much early promise. I will have to start again at a later date, and while I must admit I learned a great deal from the mistakes I made on it... still to redo that 10 minutes would be just great. I wouldn't even mind if it was Matt Smith in the Tardis with me, though David Tennant would be my choice given one... still I was really happy with that rose in the early stages!

I would also like to have an extra half hour or so tacked onto the other afternoon to finish off the collage a bit more. I was actually getting a nice painterly surface building up, which is what I have been aiming for in my newer collages, but domestic responsibilities intervened and I just haven't been able to get the same feel back. I will get it back to it when I have been working on the next one, and have that feel with the paint brush built back up, but after the rose debacle I think I just need to give it some space before I put the finishing touches on it. This is the biggest disadvantage with trying to go between two different styles of working, and while most weeks they seem to complement each other, this has been a week when I perhaps should have been more focused on one activity.

Of course I also worked on my project for the Monthly Painter's Challenge, and it went really well, but I can't unveil what I am doing there until the 15th of June, so you will have to just take my word for it that it worked out really well, and I am pleased with the result. The project for the weekend is to continue to work up the watercolour layers onto the poppies. They are in such early stages, but I would really love to find the time to get all the watercolour complete, so that I can have it finished early next week and get it to the printers for scanning. I am getting quite a pile of work to scan and probably should have gotten down there this week, but that damn Tardis let me down there as well... just a few more hours in the day and I would have been right!


Unknown said...

I enjoy reading your posts Tracey. I saw this one the day you posted it, but didn't get an opportunity to respond. I know how you feel about having a little extra time in the day I often feel this way too, especially when I'm into a piece and on a roll. Your work is looking fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing the poppies finished and your necklaces in the collective store, and also your piece for the challenge.

Tracey FK said...

Thanks Tracey, I am really looking forward to seeing the challenge pieces that everyone has completed. Have been finished for a few days now, but am having second thoughts... maybe I finished too early!! Happy painting