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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

12/282011 Pardon the dust.....

Pardon the dust and mess around here. I just moved my blog. It is still at, it is pointed to a new page that will have newer post and projects.

This blog will be 'archived' on that blog.

So enjoy the awesomeness of the terry farthing experience at the new site. (I am sure my ex'es would dispute use of the word awesomeness)

Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/2011 Day 30 Painting #30

Well, it's done. There have been some hits and some misses...but I finished it.

I tried a lot of different ideas. Some failed, others turned out better than expected. I still don't know if I discovered my identity as an artist.  This has been a journey with many detours. I still don't think I reached my destination or my full potential.

I'd like to pursue more abstract painting and I'd like to learn how to do realistic portraits. If you have been keeping score, I explored some abstracts in the past thirty days, but no realistic portraits. I have a lot to learn.

During this process, I realized I was putting out a lot of half baked or half finished projects. I need more time to develop my talent. I also got a lot of crap out of my system.

I'd like to try this again in the future. Maybe in six months. Hopefully, I will be doing more professional abstracts and get over my fear of attempting portraits.

Now, I got a long queue on my Kindle of books to read.

1 Last One

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

11/09/2011 Day 28 Painting #28

The past two days I tried painting something I wasn't feeling and it shows. Today is an improvement over yesterday, which I might say is the worst of the lot. Today I was very aggravated and thought I should try to paint something serene.Something easy and light, something to get back on track... I ended up with some of the saddest looking mountains ever painted. Loaded the pallet knife too heavy for the size of the painting. Could have been fixed but got way too frustrated over a shelving unit that collapsed in my work space.

Untitled Day #28

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

11/08/2011 Day 27 Painting #27

Well, today is the worst case scenario. I almost wasn't going to post this, but since this was intended to 'warts and all' experiment I have to take my lumps. I was going to do another outer space one, but didn't want to repeat myself three days in a row. So I found an older sketch and went with this. I feel like I have been on a good roll lately, so I guess it was time to 'fail'. It's not a failure: it is a learning experience.

I am so disappointed in the result, I couldn't even muster up the enthusiasm to take a decent picture. I think it can be fixed, but I don't even care.....

If This is Paradise, I Wish I Had A Lawn Mower....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

11/06/2011 Day 25 Painting #25

My second one today. Both painting use different techniques. Paint #24 was painted entirely using a sponge.

Painting #25 was painted on poster board using spray paint.

Outer Spaced