I have a big roll of primed canvas and I had a whim to paint tall paintings. Un-stretched artworks that will hang on the wall with clips. Why not?
I adore colors.
Big bold and bright colors.
So lately I have been painting black and white paintings.
It was great fun to play with black and white.
I may do more of those, and I may not...
One great thing about being an artist is the unpredictable nature of it.
OK. You caught me. I added red in there too. heh
The joke is on me.
Sciatica has been a major pain and I have not been painting. Been THINKING about painting but that has been about all I could manage.
I don't even want to talk about neglected house cleaning.
I am starting to feel better and have been dipping my toes back in the paint! So to speak...
Digital painting can be done without having to stand or reach.
I have been wanting to figure out how to do faces and I just keep trying.
This one, I like...
Digital painting and painting on canvas with paint are two totally different experiences.
A time and place for each.
This one is a painting that has been mocking me for at least a year.
So I decided to paint over it. Take that you sassy ugly painting!
This is still in progress, but I have a title for it that popped into my head.
"Call the Midwife, Season 19"
I really like painting on un-stretched canvas. Like, really!
So I am trying something new.
Painting on the canvas and then they will hang off binder clips on the wall.
I am painting up a storm and these flat canvases will be for sale at good prices as soon as I get them all done.
I am having a blast!
I have had a hankering to paint on un-stretched canvas and since I have a lot of that around...
Once this was sufficiently done, I decided to strip.
Strips are for sale! $30 and up depending on the width.
I like hanging them up with binder clips!
Since I am still recovering from some crappy illness - I have been thinking thinking thinking of what to do next art-wise.
I have had tons of ideas and ounces of energy.
I want to paint bigger like I used to do, and I have lots of canvas that is gessoed and on rolls, like fabric.
I can cut off pieces to whatever size I want and paint away.
But, how to stretch them?
I am going to NOT stretch them and have them be just what they are -- wall hangings.
Here is one that is just about finished,
I am thinking I will use binder clips on the top for hanging, then the artwork can easily be straightened by adjusting the canvas with the clip. I will post a pic later of what I mean....
Time to get ready to begin painting in earnest again.
Just cleaned off my paint table and planning on painting something tonight. Not quite sure what. But something for sure.
I forgot how fun the paint table top is. It is a piece of canvas and I switch it out every few years. I can see colors and edge shapes and remember what I was painting at that time.
Here are some photos!
Last year I got sick.
Just now getting back to where I can see my (not) so "normal life in front of me.
I got home two days ago after about 4 months of being in a hospital and then a rehab facility.
Ain't nothing gonna make you want to get home sooner than being in a rehab place.
I learned that a place like that is absolutely not where I ever want to be again.
The staff was nice, the occupants were so varied in their reasons for being there.
One woman in my hallway yelled pretty much all the time she was awake.
She had some POWERFUL lungs and a thick sort of Bronx accent.
HELP ME HELP ME HELP ME HELP ME!
I often had to close my door and turn up my music so I could have some peace.
I painted there in rehab almost every day.
I used the bed as a table for artwork to dry on.
I painted a lot of hand painted greeting cards.
Lots of cards! These are still in progress.
This was one of my favorite paintings I did there. I am considering having this image printed on clothing. I will certainly make some greeting cards with this image.
I am working on a series of owls and a facebook friend called them "wowls."
Loved that name - so I am using it with her permission.
These can be made into prints and I will be making some greeting cards and prints on tiles with these images.
They are SO fun to make!
I have been through a rough patch health-wise and am getting better. I have not painted on canvas for the longest time that I can recall since I started painting.
Luckily, as my energy is retuning, I can paint on my iPad.
The digital painting is really more difficult than with real paint and canvas,
These can be made into prints, or greeting cards and some will be made into prints on tiles.
I am getting antsy to paint with real paint again, so these will transform onto canvas in some manner.
I can hardly wait!
I post on Facebook all the time about what I am working on. Click on the BLUE link and check it out!