Friday, January 31, 2014

Too Many Minnies...

in the house, results in an afternoon of sketchbook drawing.

Many Minnies, marker on Bristol paper, 11" x 14"

When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably. 

- Walt Disney

Thursday, January 30, 2014

You can't force a painting.

While in many ways I would like an ETA on this work, for an artist, there is nothing more unpredictable than a painting.  It is impossible to plan the life of making a painting.  Some paintings take years, and some take a very short time.  The painting will reveal itself to the painter when it is complete.  I do recognize that the time is near for this work...but I am unsure of when.

The thing is complete when you can let it be.  - Gita Bellin

Monday, January 20, 2014

No one can ever accuse me of not being painterly!

Not today, anyway.  My "never ending painting" continues in a texturally positive form and color direction...

The thing is complete when you can let it be.  - Gita Bellin

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The never ending painting rides again...

On December 17th I thought I had brought this work to a close, however this week I saw areas that I felt deserve improvement.  I think I spoke too soon.  With the help of my sketchbook drawings, I have developed the color, space and texture more throughout.  I am more satisfied with the work and feel it is a better painting today than it was a few days ago.

The thing is complete when you can let it be.  - Gita Bellin

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Moving things along...

...with the guidance of my sketchbook drawings.

When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes.

- Amedeo Modigliani 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Working out the details...

...of my current painting in some sketchbook drawings.

Even when you paint, you never stop drawing.
- Igor Babailov

A Minnie addition...

...while progressing the forms, textures and colors throughout the painting.

Our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

-Walt Disney

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Another day, another mouse

A sketchbook drawing to work out the cold warm contrast pattern of the three mouse painting.

He who wishes to become a master of color must see, feel, and experience each individual color in its endless combinations with all other colors. 

-Johannes Itten

Monday, January 6, 2014

It's all about the application...

...of the paint.  Moving things forward, moving things along.

Don't stress over anything you can't change.
- Mickey Mouse

To laugh at yourself, is to love yourself.
-Mickey Mouse

Saturday, January 4, 2014

A New Year, a new painting

No greater excitement than in starting a new painting.  Every mark full of the potential for a brilliant outcome.  Here is to striving to maintaining the carefree attitude of a painting's beginning throughout!

This is a process image of a painting in progress by artist Dawn Hunter of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

This is a detail of a painting in progress by artist Dawn Hunter.

“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.” 

-Jack Kerouac, On the Road