Friday, April 25, 2014
Another oval work in progress, ...my last oval canvas...I think I will be buying more!
(I have to use a maginifying glass at times)
and this is a 4 x 6" piece of paper and I am putting all my left over paint from my pallet on from the top piece to the 2nd piece, just willy nilly I say. I had a bunch of turquoise I mixed up and didn't want to waste it. Blue, green, touch of yellow, white & touch of black, yep black. For skin tone I usually mix green & red together then add white & maybe a touch of yellow or burnt sienna.
This is NOT finished! She looks like she has a shiner, or a really dark side. I do like to make my faces with 2 sides, 2 different expressions but now she kinda scares me. hahaha Hold your hand over 1/2 of her face and you will see what I mean. See the difference in my style from one to the other? The oval I started with a white canvas with a red wash. The paper was waiting to be painted & was already painted black. When I paint with a white canvas, my painting seems much more delicate, I take my time, I draw it out, I plan it in my head, doing light washes or light scruffing over the last. My brain doesn't work that way, however, with an initial black canvas, I usually don't draw anything. It's like I see backwards. I'm more free too, whacking the paint any which a way. I would love to do a class. I have had several people say that if I did they would buy it. Lord knows I can use the money but beyond that it would be cool to be able to share what I have learned with other Artist who may be just getting started. I had an opportunity to participate in Soul Food but I wasn't ready and I actually don't know how to make a video or class and I'm shy and extremely critical of myself in nearly every way. My sister helps me with that. So any tips to making a video or class is appreciated! Here is another I have started on a large 36 x 20". I began with a white canvas and just randomly wash, splatter, scrape, squirt, rub, scrub & paint.
I'm a little stuck at this point. So I have been painting the ovals, and doing these painted ACEO Zentangles or Zendoodles...
This is my newest I am working on, not yet finished or listed. I draw these with ink then paint them. Lots of fun. What is so fun about them is the Lord looks different, yet the same in every little painting! I have lots that are drawn out, as well as some other pieces on paper, I'm guessing 20ish. It feels good to be painting again but there are days when I don't know where to start!
Sorry I didn't post a "Ta Da" this week. It's been a rough one. I didn't take the time to put it together & take all the pictures. I just lost myself in housework & paint. My BFF lost her mother and may have cancer again. Please say prayers for my Layne.
Thanks for stopping by & God Bless!