My mom had bad teeth and my dad had good teeth. I had a 50/50 chance of getting the good teeth gene and sadly, I got the bad teeth gene.
3 weeks ago an old gold crown fell off, again, and I went to the dentist and they glued it back on. I was hoping to get a couple more years out of it, but when it fell off again last night, the sad truth is that it is a goner.
Yesterday, while still recovering from a tooth implant surgery from last week, (I know, I know!) I painted a painting like I had never painted before.
I painted this and did not even think about what I was painting until it was done.
I then realized that this was like I felt inside getting that tooth implant surgery.
Then later last night, I had to debate wether this was the surgery feeling or the feeling of that crown on the other tooth falling off again.
I am now settled to thinking that it is a weird psychic combination of both.
I am ready to pay the piper (read: dentist) and get this behind me.
When I think outside the box.
I really think OUTSIDE the box.
I am a painter.
I painted a chair.
I painted a sofa.
I painted a room.
All the time I was painting "not paintings" - I was thinking thinking thinking...
"What do I want to paint next?"
This was on my mind.
A colorful rock path that I called,
"Step on through to the other side."
I liked the black background and the oranges and whites and carried them through to this bird/person.
Same colors used differently.
Now more bird oriented and different colored background...
This is in progress.
Needs some orange!
Four white walls and free reign to paint whatever I wanted.
That sounded like fun!
Dark blue at the bottom and shades of blue moving up the wall...
There are just some "ugly" points in the progress in getting to where I hoped to end up.
This is one of them.
Here is where I hope the idea in my head will happen...
The paint on the bottom was refusing to dry so I could not finish this just yet.
Large portions of the wall would make good paintings on their own.
Red loopy lines every where!
Repainted the red loopy lines from last week and started the stripes.
Now I was feeling better.
I was smiling now!
Am I crazy?
I really liked it before and now, and now...
Stripes on stripes!
Oh, this will be great for the baby's room!
Think of all that visual stimulation!
Layers on layers on layers and stripes on stripes.
This room is bound to make any baby happy!
Leave the door open, and joy will spill out to the rest of the house.
I told everybody that painting that chair was so much work, that I would never do that again. It was a good experience - but too much work.
So, what did I do?
I bought a SOFA at a garage sale to paint.
I really really really debated about buying it.
The lines are simple and clean and the material is like denim, which is just about like canvas.
I bought it and now I have to paint it.
I put it on the porch to paint it.
Quickly realized it needed to be up higher or my back was gonna do me in...
I started blending colors onto the uh, canvas...
Realized the porch was too cold and too narrow to work on this - brought it in and put it on my work table.
More blending of colors.
It was looking too boring so I spiffed it up.
This was getting better. Then I thought that I would put in big blocks of white to counter balance the similar sized patches of blue and green.
Now it looks like a flock of birds pooped all over it!
Big birds too!
I will start over.
A fresh base for a new painting/sofa.
I am not so good at photoshop - but in order to not paint this whole sofa AGAIN, I wanted to get an idea of colors and shapes to see what I would like.
Or something like this....
I painted the top edge lime green and the back and sides, I painted shades of orange from dark to lighter at the top.
Oh my gosh!
Two coats of primer white on each pillow. Two sides to each pillow and cushion. This is getting to be a big big BIG project.
A leap of faith on
making these lines.
Looks like a bar code couch here.
I am liking this part here!
Trying to imagine orange pillows.
There is an iphone app called - Superimpose - that I have been having a lot of fun with lately.
The cow seemed to suit this app perfectly.
I could not stop "apping" the cow.
So here ya go...
Here's the original painting.
Then I thought I would put the cow by this barn that I took a photo of whilst driving yesterday.
You get the idea....
I saw a painting from the 1800's of some cows in a field. I thought to myself, " I wanna paint a cow."
So I drew a cow shape on an envelope - just to see if I liked cow shapes.
Yeah. I like the shape.
I painted a cow field-like background over an older painting.
Made me a cow.
He looked sad and pensive and
Still looked sad and pensive and lonely - but with stripes and dots.
Added a couple of cows in the background to alleviate the loneliness.
Goodbye pensive and sad face.
So now the cow has a sorta shy look and a "Hey! Look at me! I can be your friend!" look.
Well, that's how is appears to me...