Back in the studio

My new shelving and work space

Entrance to my studio

To work on I chose a piece on wood panel that already had a figure partially painted on it. The figure was from a Michelangelo painting, however, I changed the profile. Surprisingly, the background was still white so I quickly covered up that dreadful white. It's like a blank sheet of paper to a writer.

The next day I began adding more color to the background plus changed the profile a bit and began sketching in a figure on the back of the main figure.

More color added to the background and more sketching in of images on the bottom left.

I have no name for this one yet which is also surprising. A boa constrictor, poison ivy, and other things may be added….I'm not sure. I usually find images on the net or in magazines, cut them out and place them on the painting to get an idea of what it will look like OR I just make them up. This is small for me….26 in x 24 in so adding too much might make it too busy.

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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108 Responses to Back in the studio

  1. studio41 says:

    What a very cool work place, Pam! I bet it feels good to be painting. Thanks for sharing your 'space'…

  2. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Jill. It sure felt good to finally get started again.

  3. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Naomi. Only thing is, when I got back from my week long vacation, my son and his wife decided to clean my house and rearrange things. My studio is now blocked and I cannot get into it. They moved so much stuff in there because they didn't think I should have it in the livingroom. I'm a little upset (more like a lot) with them because things were thrown away. I spent two days going through my two dumpsters. Found my electric frying pan and perfectly new piece of luggage. I have no idea what was going through their heads. I know they meant well but……:confused:

  4. CultureSurfer says:

    Beautiful painting! Very strong but it looks like the Rennaisance masters, kind of soft.

  5. CultureSurfer says:

    SO not cool!

  6. nopanic says:

    You must put up a sign now. DON´T TOUCH A N Y T H I N G!!!! IN THIS ROOM :irked:

  7. PainterWoman says:

    Not cool, I agree, Naomi. You'd think they thought I was in my death bed or something. I talked to my son about it the next night and told him I appreciated the cleaning part but not the going through cupboards or throwing away stuff. In one of the dumpsters, I found a hundred yr. old pink glass dish that had been my grandmother's. It was on top of my dresser holding a brush and perfume bottle. Why would they throw that out? Nic, I might do that. I just don't know where I'm going to put the stuff that's blocking my painting area. It was in the livingroom which I don't mind but I guess they thought guests should sit there instead of my art work. I could move it back but don't have the energy at the moment. It will take several days to rearrange it back to how I had it. At least they didn't throw out any artwork or paint. Thank heavens for that.

  8. nopanic says:

    LET THEM HELP YOU!! :idea:If they really mean good for you. Let them help you under your instructions and let them feel how happy you get. Let them feel how important your painting life is! They´ll get a chance to show that they respect you and care for you 🙂

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