Below are the two pieces which I completed this weekend. I’m loving the one in green and blues. The other one I’m likely going to gesso over and try again, but I liked it more when I saw it this morning. So, it’s safe for now. It was especially fun to have a partner in crime to collaborate and experiment with on that second one. I’ll definitely be doing more of these types of paintings. The technique is bringing me the most joy of any I’ve tried to date.
I’ve had a pretty creative week, which is something that hasn’t happened in a while. Things have been so busy otherwise over the last several months that my visual creative practice had fallen by wayside. It feels good to have two finished projects to share with all of you.
This week I decided to experiment with a new painting technique. For a first run, I’m pretty happy with the result. I’ll be playing with this method more. It’s fun and messy. What else can a girl ask for? Other other than the painting, I finished my first scarf for the homeless for this year. Photos of both projects are below.
For the first time in weeks, I got a wild hair and started slinging paint. It isn’t quite done yet, but alas it’s time to stop for now. It’s probably a good thing as it needs to dry a bit anyway.
Below is the finished painting of what several of you have called “Swing Girl”. I sketched this out in ink and colored pencil last week, and put her on a canvas over the weekend. This new phase of mine…doing silhouettes…sure is turning out to be loads of fun. I’m posting a few views of it, because one of them shows more of the blue than the other.
This background was a happy accident. I was putting gesso over a painting that I wasn’t crazy about and started to see a cool effect taking shape. After I got it how I liked it, I kept it for a while…not sure what to put on it. My sister suggested a girl with a kite. I wasn’t sure if I was up to the challenge, but I’m glad I decided to go for it.
I am completely loving the work, process, and breakthroughs of Connie Solera’s Painting The Feminine course. Below are the most recent two pieces which I’ve done while working my way though it. The first is a simple, but colorful spiral piece which was done completely with watercolor. I’ve always had a thing for spirals! The second was done using a combination of watercolor and acrylic. There is also some graphite on there, where the kneeling lady is coming through. I’m just not sure exactly how I will continue to draw her forward yet. I’ll be sure to post when she makes her way all the way onto the page.