In my continuing efforts to loosen up, I've been playing with color and abstract shapes. In this series of self-imposed exercises, I took some of my favorite paintings by other artists that I find inspirational and I reduced them down to some basic shapes and used totally different colors. It was fun and a good opportunity to just play with paint without having to create something "serious", but I have to admit to getting restless with it. I was never very good at practicing scales on the piano as a child either...
I'm kind of enjoying creating textures with paint.
Can you tell this one might have been a cat?
In other news, we're going to be moving again. And just as I was starting to make good connections and get really familiar with this town. Such is the life of a newly minted PhD and his family - a few years of these one year teaching positions before hopefully finding something a little more permanent. I really don't mind relocating; it's kind of exciting exploring new places. I dread the physical moving part, though. Hiring movers is outrageously expensive and beyond our means, but driving a moving truck yourself any great distance is rather stressful, too. C'est la vie.