Monday, January 22, 2007
It was so great to be out on the wall again today! Even though my fingers were shaking from the cold and my pants were covered in mud from kneeling, it felt theraputic to be painting outside and with such purpose. I was asked while on break inside South Austin Music what I was working on, and I quickly responded, "i'm having fun coloring." They laughed and jabbed, "staying in the lines?" Ironically, while growing up I could never stay within the lines with crayons and my big sister Annika would just let me color the middle parts. She has been my most enduring fan.
Dealing with color is a much more relaxing venture compared to the previous "drawing" stage. Where color is more intuitive, expressive, and ultimately forgiving; drawing is bound within the science of perspective, relative proportion, and reason. Particularily in dealing with people's likeness, more focus and patience is needed to get optimal results. Both stages I love with a passion, but nothing is more gratifying than laying down the finishing touches at the end and seeing the final outcome. That motivates me now more than ever.