If you have been following on Instagram (@kalbarteski) I've been posting progress shots (the right hand side bar column). And this guy has been a doozy of a struggle. You might not recognize him. I started him mid October. They used footage of me painting him in the Animal Planet documentary Wild Obsession. Honestly, I lost my groove by trying to force a colour palette that wasn't really my bag and after a thousand layers of paint LO AND BEHOLD - here I am in my favourite zone. This painting is 3 feet square. Harold is almost life sized. I predict I have couple hours to go before I'm happy enough to let the poor guy sleep.
The polar bear art show is on the books for the END of May. I will have more details soon and I am super excited to be getting a little help from a real-live event planner so that I can focus my expertise on what I do best.
UNRELATED OTHER BITS:
- I'm working on a presentation with the theme: PLAY. I'm feeling stuck. I don't usually crowd source, but I'm overlooking something obvious. I MUST BE. What do you think of when you think of the word PLAY and me?
- - The ColorMeRad 5km run is coming to Winnipeg. It looks fantastic. I'm not a runner, but I'm signed up to go play in the colourful madness BECAUSE THAT LOOKS FREAKIN' FUN. And who can't use a little more fun? (My team is called ilovelife if you want to run with us!)
Today: paint, errands, wine, movies. In that order. Awesome!