I ran into a health issue that has set me back. Blog posts are on hold for a bit. You can click the top of the page is a link to Helvi 2.0 and read about it.
I thought about painting a funky big abstract flower on the canvas.
What would that look like?
With a fun background.
I moved a bunch of older paintings from one place to another and found a few that I did not love anymore. So I decided to paint them over.
With wonky flowers!
Some of these are done and some are still in progress, but you will get the idea...
I started paintings flowers just as a sort of "test' after the last series of paintings that were more urban and gritty and contained the "F-Word" in the titles.
So I thought, OK - I will paint some pretty flowers to offset the offensiveness of the "F" series.
Something in my head kept telling me that painting flowers is like Old-Lady painting.
Even though I know my flowers do not look like old lady paintings.
It kept bugging me.
But I am a persistent painter, if nothing else, and kept painting MORE flowers.
The more I paint the kinder I feel towards those flowers.
I think I am working my way through my own bias and now I am sorta liking flowers.
I admit, that I like the leaves a bit better than flowers - BUT I am still painting flowers.
All will be well.
I received a note in the mail from someone who said that after talking to me they decided to "Be more Bold" in their life.
That really struck me in several ways and got me thinking.
Thinking about what it takes to speak out.
How fear (of what?) keeps a person from being their true self.
All of these thoughts got me to painting my new series that is officially called:
Money Back Guarantee"
If the word fuck bothers you, then you are likely bothered by now, and you can just read any of my other blog posts in the past 5 years and the word fuck will not be there.
But today it is.
Each of the paintings has the title of the series written on it at least a few times.
Oh, and to top it off, I have discovered acrylic spray paint from the auto parts store.
The spray paint and the Fuck word
just got me feeling like such a
I am so dope.
Here is the funny thing about painting the fridge...
I paint flat on a table and I found that standing upright and using upright movements with my arms was kinda fun.
Now I am thinking of the garage door.....
said the vintage Kelvinator refrigerator!
I bought this years ago at an old farmhouse and have tried to clean this.
But it is just stained.
Icky gross looking stains.
I had all kinds of stuff held on with magnets and for some reason I took them off this week and got reminded how ugly this looks.
Still a cool fridge though!
I decided to start cleaning my paint brushes off before I wash them. I decided that this fridge is PERFECT for cleaning my brushes!
I never paint upright.
Always flat on my table.
This is kinda fun!
This is my Studio and Gallery building.
I did not know I was painting it until I was done.
I love when I am surprised like that!
I then began painting more buildings.
I had an Art Fest at my building on Saturday.
The members in our art group, The Green Cab, were there doing demos.
We had all of our art on the walls and had a lovely day.
The ARTOSAUR was there all day!
I have taken the Tax Bugs and flown with the idea!
There was an overwhelming response to the bug and in particular, the Bees!
Here are some bees that I painted with recycled acrylic house paint and then did the details with acrylic paint markers.
These bees are the help me take the "sting" out of paying taxes.
They are all in the $100 price range...
I use paint filled squirt bottle to make the lines and drips and these bugs suited that technique perfectly.
These photos show them still in progress. They are completed now and at Beach Books in Seaside, Oregon for sale.
For the first time in years, I have to pay taxes. I don't like that. So I decided to paint a bunch of "Tax Bugs" to sell to help me pay my taxes due.
Here is the first batch. They are available at Off The Walls Gallery in Shelton, Washington.
This next batch is painted on paper using my regular method of making lines with paint filled squirt bottles. I got some acrylic paint markers and used those on this second batch too.
Batch number 3 is in the works!
Oh what fun to do a BIG series of paintings!
Farm to Table.
I have done some "Farm" paintings...
These ones are sort like an odd abstract view of farms with crops and such....
Did some iPad paintings to get ideas of how to paint farms...
I painted some of the secrets that happen underground on the farms...
Things are percolating underground!
A literal translation of the table part...
A not-so-literal translation of the "to" part.....
I have had so much fun.
Who knew I had such a green thumb?
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