The March issue of American Art Collector features me on pages 82, 83 and 92 in an article named "Natural Beauties: Works from some of today's best florals and botanicals artists." It was great exposure for my paintings and my name.
More work today on the temple painting. I want to work dark to light on the temple architecture so I'm blocking in the whole sillhoette in black/brown. I'm amazed at how long it's taking. It took me almost two days to trace the outline and fill it in. I'd mark a line, stop, measure it for plumb, repeated a thousand times...
The hardest part of this painting so far is the amount of time it's taking and the slow progress. My mind works so much faster than my hands. There is nothing free-flowing and botanical about architecture and if I'm off a 1/16" the whole thing is wrong. It's a challenge to keep the high level of concentration for so long that this is requiring. HOWEVER...when it's done, it'll be awesome. I'm taking the hours now to get the bones of the structure right and then at the end when the paint goes on, it'll be quick, correct, and fantastic looking.
Work began today on the commission of the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. My plan is to do everything behind the structure first with free brushstrokes, then build the structure in layers dark to light. We'll see how she goes!