Thursday, May 13, 2010
Daily Painting Practice - How to Get in the Right Mood to Paint Maine
I often wonder how many other artists approach paintings in the same way I do. I think I spend more time thinking and trying to feel my way through painting then I do actually pushing paint.
As I begin to paint this scene of coastal Maine, I need to find a way to feel like I am there.... in Maine! ( Which isn't the easiest thing to do sitting in a basement in Nebraska).
I had to put on my hat and boots and get a cup of blueberry tea. I also started listening to old sea shanties and snorting salt water.
You also can see my latest addition to the routine. I started wearing disposable gloves to keep the toxins out. I got a package of fifty fairly cheap at Home Depot. I use the Nitrile gloves not the latex or vinyl because they are not for use with turpentine.