I've learned something very valuable from this year's taking on all sorts of art and illustration projects: don't do this next year! Next year, I'm going to focus on painting and have only a couple of illustration projects going. And I'm going to be very selective about the nature of those projects, too!
What with the aforesaid overloading and the various health problems my family and I have experienced in our own personal annus horribilis, I've painted little and posted here less.
Here is a look at what I've just begun, though, and finally... my koi series. As I mentioned in another post, I don't like to post WIP, but sometimes that's all one can do, or risk being thought of as dead, dormant, or indifferent. I am none of those.
This is acrylic on gessoboard, 12" x 24".
Here's a shot of the current work-in-progress with some completed ones. I love the colors and freedom of movement of this subject compared to my other watery paintings. And I am so enjoying playing with levels of transparency and gestures. Of course, I have no idea where this painting will go, but I hope to keep the looseness and airiness of this early stage.