Hello world!

Okay, after slogging through the choosers, menus and settings, I am finally starting my blog. Why “Painting Fat” for the blog’s title, though?

Since I began studying art, and creating my own, I have noticed the different styles artists use to apply paint to their canvases. Each person approaches the easel differently. Some strike at the canvas, or paper with stong, slashes and hard edges. Some carefully render their image with thoughtful measure and precision.

The conservative painter will scrub pigment into the very weave of canvas, so that the effect is more stain than true color – artists call this “painting thin.”

The the artist who loads great, juicy blobs of lush color on the brush and applies it generously to the surface – that’s “painting fat.”

Sometimes I find it hard to boldly fill my painting. Sometimes it is the same with filling my life as I planned.

But the more I grab the pastel, the pencil, the paint or ink, the more I am likely to make a rich, lively work of art.

So, here I go, the latest work in progress … my aspiration is to write this blog creatively – and coherently -and paint fat.


About mcfar57

My name is Kathy Edwards McFarland (Hi). I grew up in Abilene, Texas. As a professional artist and graphic designer, I have led a very multi-faceted life including art educator, newspaper special sections editor, community volunteer, church deacon and finally (most importantly) wife to a great guy. We currently live in a DFW-area city. I enjoy live jazz, blues; creating art in various mediums and struggling to keep our house "clean."

Posted on October 16, 2011, in Real Life Adventures. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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