Spent the later afternoon and late evening working more on an element of Lay Still.
Spent a few hours working on another aspect of a sculpture/installation. This piece will eventually get gold leafed and partially covered in gold beads.
Sure some of the proportions are off, but I'm getting better with color. I barely had to scrub at this one. I love the aspect ratio of this new watercolor pad. I'll have to go back and buy another.
Took a road trip with a photographer friend to take pictures at Bean Hollow, using a macro lens. I took so many that it will take some time to edit, but in the meantime, here are a couple of ocean shots.
I scrubbed at this one so much that the paper began to dissolve. Nevertheless, I still like this one.
Once I got to my studio, I started collecting things to start a new painting. I then realized that my oil paints were really disorganized, so spent a long time rearranging them into colors. I also cleared out one large crate of painting supplies and integrated them into my other ones.
Then I cleaned off a table, oiled the wheels, and hammered the main handle into shape.
After completing that, I peeled and scraped off a thick piece of cardboard from the back of a mirror. Finally, spent several hours sorting more mirror shards.
I'm not thrilled about the final results, but the drawing experience was excellent today.
Spent most of the day cleaning with the new vacuum my friend gave me. Getting it to the studio was extremely challenging. I wrapped it in a large piece of black stretch velvet, slung over my shoulder, and rode with it to my studio. My right side of my back is sore, but I surprisingly made it.
I also did some gluing repairs on these cheap threaders I bought.
Finally, I added more labels to my boxes and took inventory of a few more I need to print.
The change was very subtle, but love the results. I added a bit of yellow to the foot to match the flesh of the leg.
Completed another late night painting of my foot. I'm extremely happy with this, however the top of the foot is too pink, so I plan on going back and fixing.
Spent all day in my studio cleaning. I even spent 45 minutes picking out tons of hair and string out of the wheels of my office chair! Now that I've cleared many things, can't wait to get started creating again.
Used watercolors again to draw my hand. There are moments that I like in this painting, but overall I'm not happy with it.
I spent 7 hours in my studio today, cleaning and straightening.
• fixed small dresser and organized items in it
• sanded, cleaned, and polished the white, round work table
• took measurements for making a tea kettle cozy
• make a custom box for first aid kit
• covered tables and tool chest with sheets to prepare for Doug's backyard tour
• organized box of pencils, tacks, and erasers
• cleaned off small table and draped with white fabric
I also sorted mirror bits for the in-progress art installation. They are sorted by shape and size, which will make the application to the armature much faster.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.