Friday, 9 March 2012

Getting somewhere ... (I hope!)

After staring at my paintings for a whole week, I finally found the courage to work on it again. That's to say: I worked on painting 2. Painting 1 I'm feeling a bit stuck, so I'll just have to brood on it for a while.

But with painting 2 I had loads of fun today. This style of painting is very liberating. You don't have to worry too much about the outcome, you can drip and drizzle paint wherever you like, you don't know what you're painting beforehand, you just have to let it come to you. And if you start one thing and you don't like it, you just paint over it again. I was a bit worried that my painting would be too dark, but I managed to get it much lighter in today's painting session.

It's a long way from being finished, but I thought it would be fun to post the next stages again.

Figures are starting to emerge ...

the stage where I am now

I have been doing a lot of sketching this week, working out ideas for the paintings from Flora's workshop. It's really weird, but it's almost as if the 29 faces challenge drained me from inspiration. I just couldn't find the energy to draw girls anymore. Now I just want to paint, on big canvases, and make a big mess. It's FUN!

4 comments:

  1. Oh WOW, I love this! So vibrant! I also love the way you let it dictate what it wanted to be- AWESOME work!

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  2. Yes, really lovely...love your work, your colours and shapes are amazing...still struggling with my flora work...thanks for joining me as a follower, I will certailny be following you too...x..julia

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  3. Love the colors...I've done very little since 29 Faces also.......just in a lull before the creative storm I guess :0)

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  4. loooove what you did with it so far... can´t wait to see the finished one :)

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