During the Raw Artist show and the time since, I've been asked a lot about my process in creating the lantern paintings. I had a few blank canvases waiting for me, so I decided to create a few more for the Remembering Dad Project. I used the Framelapse app on my phone to record this time lapse video. In the video, I am working with 2 different canvases. The reason for this is because there are many layers and I have to wait for each layer to dry before moving on to the next step. Also, it prevents me from getting impatient during the drying. This video is just part 1. I was interrupted by a phone call from a friend. I'll be working on the remainder of the process soon. Hopefully with no interruptions.
Sometimes my favorite side projects are the paintings I'm giving as gifts. I think they become my favorite paintings or dolls because I truly love the people who I make these items for and I know the smile that will cross their face when they receive it. I just recently did a painting for friends of mine, who are expecting their first child. I knew they would appreciate the gift, but I had no idea I was going to get the reaction I received. Their excitement was like none other. It made me unbelievably happy to have created that for them and their baby. My friends are huge fans of the Seahawks and Dodgers. I needed a third sport, and when I asked them what that was I had learned that there are Cadillac Racing Cars. It was actually the perfect third item I needed for the painting.
This painting is 15x22. It is watercolor paper stretched onto stretcher bars. I used ink to draw the image onto the paper, and used Daniel Smith watercolors to create this painting. I love the texture that is created when using Daniel Smith watercolor paints. They are my latest art medium obsession!
Now I need to get back to my #rememberingdadproject and get ready for my upcoming art show!