Like a magician . . .

 

“The best teachers impart knowledge through sleight of hand, like a magician.” Kate Betts

The photography lighting is not great but it works. Can you barely see those other two horses?  I wiped them out. Not sure why and if I will put them back or not right now.  I have done taping, painting over the tape, removing, adding more elements subtlety here and there. Not done, but still in process. 

I would love to hear your input just on the process, not the finished piece as it is not finished. I feel like I am falling into the painting every day I work on it. The intimacy grows but with all new things, this first piece may not work, but the importance is what I learn from painting it.

So far I have jumped out there without a safety net and am sharing the worst to the current with you as I have worked. This is only a 24 x 30 inch canvas. Very small for me unless you count my tiny 8 x 10 that I pull out my knife and thick paint on. 

The other difference is I am not going through 20 tubes of paint... yet I am mesmerized by the dream like state of colors crisscrossing and weaving through the painting. By the time this posts, I hope to hear from my Mentor as to direction because at this moment it is in a semi drying state before I work on it again this week. 

"We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized." Hebrews 6:11