Well it’s been far too long… I know this but I have a hard time sitting down and stopping everything for a little while to write. My phone is currently in limbo (darn you software updates) And while I should be going to dance class, my blister from dancing at a wedding is killing me so I might just take another day off (this weekend is full of dancing so exercise quota is not really a concern. I just feel giddy to do something active). But back to the real reason I’m here. My art.
I have a marvelous purple couch in my living room and a beautiful yellow wall behind it. In my head I wanted to do a 3 panel painted piece. The transformation is the most interesting part. Unfortunately it doesn’t look as good in pictures. I suppose I’ll have to host a game night and have y’all over. Please bring snacks!
Here is the beginning of chaos. A blank slate. i wanted to keep some of the canvas blank to play with color and negative space. I clearly went delusional at one point and thought that splattering paint everywhere (walls and floor and myself included) was a fantastic idea….
Now you can see my progression of crazy to somewhat sane. I was thoroughly unhappy with this whole project for a long while. I was going for a splotchy technique. If you look really closely you’ll see that there are globs of paint. It was just too choppy though. I really wanted people to see texture in the painting (success with my throwing paint on earlier). I think hated it and made everything a bit more smooth. Good new is you can’t really remove the texture. 😀
The piece was missing something… I didn’t know what. Mom then came to the rescue and told me it should have gold. So i free handed gold flowers throughout the piece. That was the key to success. Golden flowers. Well gold. Thanks mom!!
The final result. I’m very happy with it 🙂 I now need to work on a painting to go over my bookshelf. I’m thinking something a bit less abstract and more surrealist.
ps. The phone as updated. Yay. 😀