Wednesday, February 14, 2007

on hiatus

some detail
Originally uploaded by nepalblue.

Well, the plan was for me to be on a plane destined for Albuquerque's Sunport - aquainting myself with a beautiful valentine that just so happened to be assigned to the seat next to mine.

As we all know, things rarely materialize as planned. So instead, I'm having a nice, romantic evening with the Chicago Bulls (they just took the lead with a Chris Duhon three-pointer). Anyways, all flights are packed until Saturday morning at six. So, I have a little longer to pack for my trip (Luckily the workshop doesn't start until Monday).

[Half time]

My paints/supplies are already waiting for me in the desert (mailed them out there on Monday), so I'll have to find other ways to be creative/productive before I attempt the airplane thing again (the two doctors will just have to sit back, relax, and oxidize for several weeks).

I'm not sure that I'll be able to update from Santa Fe like I did before, but I will definitely be around afterwards to document the experience and show any new art work - like last time, I plan on taking a bunch of pictures (again, that's the plan.. we'll see what happens). Late.

Friday, February 02, 2007

here we go again

a familiar face
Originally uploaded by nepalblue.

Alright, so I forgot to mention this last time... my new commission is to paint the same painting as before. Unlike the first time I painted this, I have a reasonable deadline = this version is definitely going to be much better than the last. The whole process will be the same, but due to the new standard of quality, all previous images/posts related to the original painting are now obsolete (never look at them again - I'll know if you do!).

As of now, I've just been working on the underpainting - I won't start the actual painting until I get back from Santa Fe in March. I figure that way, I'll be able to apply anything new that I learn to the final layer. While in New Mexico, I am also supposed to meet the two doctors that I've been painting (each would eventually like to have a copy of the painting, which is the reason that I'm painting it again* - Now it all makes sense!). I'll be posting my progress, so keep checking. Late.

* Because this version is going to be so much better than the original, they'll hire me to do a third - which, in turn, will be so much better than the current, that they'll have to hire me to do a fourth... and so on, and so forth (please.. no!).