Shake It Up :: Get Loose :: Work The Muscles…I Can’t Do The Same Thing Forever.

"Watches Morning" ©2012 Janice Tanton. Mixed Media. 9"x12"

“Watches Morning” ©2012 Janice Tanton. Mixed Media. 9″x12″

I get bored easily. It’s a fact. I can’t paint the same thing in the same way and I was never cut out for office or factory work.

I’m an artist.

Any time that I spend a lengthy time working on tight, classic work…it’s too much for me. My creative muscles atrophy; my brain keeps me up all night and I feel like I’m trudging along, thermos and lunchpail, to my shift at the factory studio.

What do I do to beat those art boredom blues? I shake it up. I get loose. I work the muscles, and I make a complete change in the studio and intentfully work up some loose, spiritual and more abstract canvasses. I love this type of work, and I love the classical realism. Anything with paint interests me – I just can’t eat the same thing every day, no matter how good it is for me.

"Walks Into Day" ©2012 Janice Tanton. Mixed Media. 9"x12"

“Walks Into Day” ©2012 Janice Tanton. Mixed Media. 9″x12″

Can you?

"Makes The Stars" ©2012 Janice Tanton. Mixed Media. 10"x12"

“Makes The Stars” ©2012 Janice Tanton. Mixed Media. 10″x12″

These new works incorporate gold and silver leaf as well as some sculptural paste ground, with oil. In a few days when they’re air-dry, I think I might try a resin coating on them….or not.