So I finally got up the guts to tackle the apron.
It's been sitting around my studio unpainted for a couple months now. I waited weeks to decide how to do it, then it took me weeks for each step to get accomplished.
First, I did some research on painting fabric to find out what I would need, and how to do it. I didn't find a DIY tutorial but it turns out that there's a fabric medium I can add to my acrylics which makes them washable when painted onto material. I ordered the medium and since I had already taped the apron to a drawing board the plan was to paint the apron on an easel. I finally received the medium delivered to my doorstep. It took me about a week of dreaming about it to get the confidence to attempt painting it. After going over it many times while sleeping, I ended up just placing the drawing board with the affixed apron on the floor, and then just doing a simple flower.
Way too simple!
An artist friend who I have traveled with, painted with, laughed with, and cried with asked me to participate in a charity event coming up in the Fall. The proceeds will go to the homeless.
So here's my project. I can do any kind of art on this substrate, a cotton twill apron donated by Dick Blick Art Supplies. I thought about doing the typical things: eggs, butter, flour, milk, etc. Then I thought about doing a flower piece in an abstract fashion, just lots of colors splashed up there. Now I'm thinking a lady (Mexican saint?) with a shawl and sugar skull face.
Chime in if anyone has a better idea.
There's an obsession going on in my studio lately. I'VE GOT TO PAINT GREEN. Like 30 years ago I hated green, and I think it had something to do with Husband #2 though why I would be led by somebody else...it's a mystery.. But the thought only lasts a moment, and then I am back here with Goldie and we are laughing about green and the boringness of it alone, and the fantasticalness of it combined with other colors.
I really like this painting as it is, however I really don't think it's done. I have stopped working on it for a while in order to go back afresh as Goldie says. It looks like a dwelling to me right now, very non-organic. We'll come back to "Green" later.