Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mr. Stench

This last week of classes (well, almost last week, as next week will be finals) has me racing about attempting to finish all the work I've procrastinated in completing. Why is it that even when it's something I enjoy, I still put off getting it done? Can't quite figure that out. At the moment, I'm working on my last (thank God) watercolor painting. I'm about 3/4 of the way through it, it's due tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, and I'm realizing that watercolor is perhaps not my media. Okay, there's no "perhaps" about it. It's just not my friend. Maybe I need more time with the medium, or I just haven't found a method that works for me, but I'm glad this is wrapping up in the near future.
Since everyone seems to take every project entirely too seriously, I have opted to do a portrait of Johnny Depp (aka Mr. Stench). I've had a few looks while working on this in class that seem to say, "Seriously? This is what you're working on?" But I really don't care. It amuses me because my classmates (for the most part) seem to think that everything must be entirely serious art work with an obviously deep message. The message here? I'm sick of thinking, I don't want anything deep and meaningful at the moment, and J.D. is just awesome.

The strange light orange spots are actually masking fluid to keep the whites clean, so they'll be coming off toward the end of this little project. I'm nearing the end... and I feel a countdown ticking in my head!


  1. Well, we can't always play by their rules. They will have to suck it up and enjoy johnny.

  2. As we know, I play by no one's rules! :o)

  3. I had to laugh about the comment about classmates who think all their work has to be so serious and have a message. I imagine they are very young. I think it part of looking for an identity. I didn't really do any good work until I was in my mid-20's, when I suddenly felt a lot older than my classmates and I just stopped worrying about pleasing other people.

  4. They are indeed young and idealistic. Somewhere along the way, I think I've lost a bit of my idealism... but still quite happy to be there. I think it becomes easy to get wrapped up in the "idea" of art instead of just doing, so I'm trying hard to (at least sometimes) just do whatever and not think too much about it. :o)


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