The second great thing today was a FB post about a Turkish artist, Garip Ay. I am particularly inspired by his piece pictured below. Not because I do portraits, but because I like the combination of the marbling color and flow with the realistic style painted image. It just really speaks to me so now my brain is churning with small steps I can take to move toward experimenting with this idea using my style of marbling and my bird photo based sketches.
|See more at garipay.blogspot.com|
This is a particularly promising path for me as the marbling can be done in small bursts, very quickly. This means I can do a bunch of marbling in less than an hour (assuming the marbling tray and inks are already set up) and still have time to do some other work experimenting with the bird photos. And not need more than 2 hours a day to make significant progress.
However, recognizing my low energy right now, and my challenges, I am not going to set myself up to fail. I'm shooting for once a week making new stuff in the studio and the rest of my studio time can be finishing up the amazingly depressing backlog. So, we'll see how it goes.