Last night, i didn't know too much what i felt like painting, if at all.
I sat there for a bit, put on some music,
sketched a few little things on paper,
wrote a few words,
opened the window,
looked at some books,
made myself a tea...
and then did this (above) with a palette knife,
for a little warmup. ;-)
Then this came about on a little piece of cardboard,
about 4" x 6",
acrylics and ink and white pen.
Looks like a little alien to me.
It's funny how on some nights,
i stay away from the good stuff -
the good quality paper, or the good paints,
for fear that it'll just be wasted for some reason.
Sometimes you just know it's not gonna be a masterpiece.
Or at least you think you know...
So i grabbed this old leftover piece of shiny bristol board,
made a few marks on it,
and flipped it over, counter clockwise.
I kinda saw a face in there...
(again, we see what we want to see, right?)
added some blue...
a bit more blue and the infamous dots...
And there you have it.
Definitely no masterpiece, but a painting nonetheless.
Sometimes, when i finish a painting,
i'm really proud.
Whenever i do a painting that i love,
I wake up the next morning,
and the first thing i do is go into my little room
to see the painting again.
Do any of you out there do this,
or am i just full of myself?
Let's just say that i didn't go into my room this morning for this one.
But despite not loving it,
it was fun to do and as always, very meditative.
Even as i'm painting sometimes
and thinking "what the fuck is this now?!"
I still go with the flow and try not to let myself
get in the way of the painting,
or get too judgmental about it.
I think it's important to get out of our own way sometimes.
So there you have it - 3 very different pieces on the same night,
within the same hour or so...
maybe i do need therapy.
It's an obsession, but it's a good one!
And THIS, my friends... is the work of art of the wonderful Lorinda.
You can find her blog here, at Everyday Endeavours.
I got this postcard in the mail from her this week and love it.
Sharing art with one another is about more than just sharing a painting,
don't you think?
I love this. I see an ocean and the wind and fields of grass and sand...
THANK YOU Lorinda.
It even looks great this way too...
Yup, it's on my wall.
And this, from the lovely Nora Clemens...
You can find her here.
i love these!
Such beautiful illustrations filled with vibrant colors and TWIRLS!!
Thank you Nora. 2 more for my wall... :-)
i LOVE snail mail...
there's nothing like opening an envelope
and finding these little gems inside...
makes me all tingly.
Wishing you all the kind of day you love.
If not the whole day, at least part of it. :-)