Monday, February 8, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
i truly love painting larger than 5" x 7"...
but i can't stop myself
in doing all these "in betweens"
while inks and paint dry on the large ones.
stacks and stacks...
so "that's" it,
it's gotta be this
just don't know...
but i accept it
and go go go
now this is what
Flora Bowley dubbed;
the ugly teenager,
in the realm of
gobs of layer land ;)
there are so many layers on this
20" x 24" x 2" canvas...
it's probably thickened out in the front
about 2 inches!
here is a teeny peek of just a portion on this same canvas...
so much covered up...
so much peeking through!
this is most ALWAYS
and there is so much (original, intentional)
that stands out
since covering some of it ;)
i am not positive where this is going...
i am thinking
a large abstract
but even i can never be sure
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A most BEATIFUL sunrise yesterday morning...
and then found pink on one of my easels as I cleared things today...
I quickly decided to paint on a book page today
it's been awhile ;)
I started out with a stick of charcoal
and white heavy bodied paint
I challenged myself
to paint with only one brush
and two colors.
just to change things up...
but I became so excited when I thought about
Paynes Gray with Quinacridone Azo Gold
mixed together ish for the dark parts of her face...
(I've used this combo before, but it's been a long time)
I loved the soft green hue
and the depth it gave
her face ;)
that was the end of 2 colors
and now 3 introduced.
and I loved it all so much!
I started having fun and actually
enjoyed the struggle
I always have with faces, even though they are my favorite thing to paint!
then she really started talking to me...
ya' all know how that is if you paint portraits ;)
it gets REAL INTERESTING at times!
i forced myself to paint lighter than i normally do
and always start out to try
but never make it in the end, ha!
this was very thin fragile paper
and i learned so much in keeping it
LIGHT yet LOOSE.
she began to come alive...
i felt (almost) as if i was learning anew,
all over again,
it's hard to explain in depth, but i bet some of you
i don't know how to make videos
and i thought i would snap these
photos as i went along, for myself,
for many reasons.
and then thought, I'd share for all the sharing reasons ;)
i introduced one other color,
a hand mixed red and white bottle i keep handy
for cheeks and such.
i also thought to keep her hair do simplistic for now ;)
the background and bodice, i used all the colors on the pallet...
she found her dress,
lying on top of some gel medium (how convenient)
so i smudged up those same pallet colors and
glued this little bit of lace down.
then she spoke her words...
i don't care for the black mat, but it's just lying on her.
i simply cannot believe the skies some
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
bringing in the new year with rain...
our four year drought is being quenched so far...
I've been making lots of girlies and having lots of fun
with freedom paintings...
with freedom paintings...
also continuing and trading
off with abstracts.
Hoping the New Year