Thursday, November 4, 2010

Studio | Ring Necks

I don't really like taking pictures of work in progress.
The work seems so bare, unfinished, unresolved.
Nevertheless, most of the time, this is how I begin,
without a real plan or line to follow.
I mix a soupy mess of paint and lay down some washes.
I walk away, let things settle, and think about what to do next.
I hold my breath a lot, because it can go well 
or land in the garbage bin at any point.
All I know is I have pheasants on my brain, ring necks.
I'm working on a pair of them. They are quite large.
Will you ever see them? I'm hopeful.
They are much further along now.
Maybe by the weekend.
I can't promise anything yet.

14 comments:

Linda Starr said...

I love hearing ring necks in the fields, looks great to me.

RosaMaría said...

well, I think that is a really gorgeous beginning and I dont care about the bare, unfinished, unresolved look.
your work only show talented, a BIG one!

have a great day!

blue china studio said...

But I love seeing works in progress! And this looks so beautiful. I like all the rich shades you are using.

Patty said...

So very beautiful even in what you consider a raw state!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you all so much! I hope to show you the finished paintings soon!

annamaria said...

Love to see your work in progress- it's beautiful as it is-xx

holly aka golly said...

thank you dear Annamaria!

helicopter6 said...

It doesn't look like a work in progress in the least. It looks fully resolved with its divine blend of tones and transparency.

Großstadtheidi said...

Beautiful!!!

Shelby said...

I love it! So excited to see the finished piece. Beautiful.

holly aka golly said...

Helen, Heidi, Shelby, thank you stopping by. It's completely transformed - you know how I love patterns. Pictures will be my greatest challenge.

pRiyA said...

It is strangely comforting to know that all artists go through a process of uncertainty when creating a picture. I love seeing work in progress, so thank you for sharing this picture with us.

holly aka golly said...

thank you Priya! It is so nice of you to visit!

tracy said...

I love your work!! It's very inspiring to me (a graphic designer and illustrator).

Tracy