So, pods, it is!
I did a "pod" series. I have several shows coming up and needed a little something different.
So, pods, it is!
I cut of a big piece of canvas and put it on my work table and my intention was to make a big random background that I would paint over, and just reveal "bits" of it under the next layer.
I took out some templates that I had carved a few years ago and filled up the canvas.
OK. Maybe a very abstract bird on top of that. Then some, uh, bars, yeah, like the idea of a bird cage on top of that! Oh! I was going full steam ahead now!
That looked like crap.
Bad bad idea on top of
horrible color choices.
I went home for the night,
thinking that perhaps in the
morning it would look better.
Well, the price on the canvas I buy has more than
doubled, so no wasting it allowed.
So how to make it better?
I cut the canvas in half - cause there was just TOO much ugly to look at.
Sometimes, I can almost taste when colors and patterns don't jive and that one was like something from the forgotten reaches in the back of the fridge.
N A S T Y.
I painted some flower
pod things on top of it.
Like some mouthwash after barfing.
Here's the two halves.
I painted the background green to cover most of the icky colors and let just a shadow of them show through.
I was liking this and could hardly wait to paint the other half!
I will post a photo when I get
to the studio today.
They came out great.
My goal for 2013 was to get into a
Portland art gallery.
At 10:30pm on December 31st, I received an email from a Portland gallery asking if I wanted to be represented by them.
Don't you just LOVE that??
I am taking art tomorrow to
Love Art Gallery in Portland!
I painted some "Love Birds" this week for Love Art Gallery.
I had a spin-art-wheel when I was a kid and this technique I was playing with reminded me of that.
I loved how the colors bled
into each other.
I am still not finished - but there will be a calm white bird on that
spiral crazed background!
I got snowbound for almost 6 days and could hardly wait to get to my studio to PAINT!
This is what happened when I got
back to painting.
Big - about 4' tall and will be about 2 1/2 foot wide when stretched.
I feel much better now!
Springtime is right around the corner and I have been painting up a plethora of flowers and birds!
This is an iPad painting that I painted - then used the Snapseed app to put a "frame" around it - then used an app called, "Walnut" to put in on a stock photo wall.
I liked it!
But…. could I paint it for real?
I am always in a hurry as evidenced by the paint splattered blow dryer.
I usually lay a piece of canvas flat on my worktable. Then when it is done, I lay it flat on the stack of "done" paintings and it takes very little room to store them.
I buy wood at the lumber yard and I have a friend who will cut and measure ( all skills that I have none of) and she will then stretch the canvas around the wood and bring me back a painting that is ready to go!
I think it worked out well.
This is the second one in this series.
Like eating potato chips.
Can't stop at just one.
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