Even though I didn't have much time this week, I managed to paint for a few hours and oh, I can't express how I enjoy this way of painting. Every time I start a new canvas I feel a bit reluctant, wondering how on earth to start and how to get past the mess I'm making on my canvas .... It's as if I have to learn everything from scratch all over again.
But then, almost without notice, I slip into another phase, where I find figures and start to get an idea where this canvas is going. And then it starts to get really fun. Which doesn't mean I don't get frustrated at times, or doubt whether I'm making the "right" decisions. But then I only need to think about Flora Bowley's very wise words: "it's just another layer" .... If I'm not happy with it, I paint over it. It's as simple and sometimes as difficult as that.
The painting I started last week moved over to the phase where I started seeing things in it. And this time I just saw figures everywhere!
I wonder how many more will surface ... ;-)
This is where I am now. I'll show the in-progress pics from start to finish when the painting is finished. I'm really loving the new colours I bought: neon pink and neon orange and neon blue, all from the new range from Golden: the "High Flow Acrylics". They're perfect for this way of painting. I love the high pigmentation of the Golden paints, the colours stay strong even when you spray water on top.
Ooohh, just looking at all that orange and pink makes me happy. It's weird how colour can have that effect on me. Maybe it's because I grew up in Belgium, where more often than not the skies are a drab grey, the buildings are grey, even most of the cars are grey. I yearned for colour living there....
And here are some more painted rocks:
Jez was wondering how big these rocks are, so I took a couple of pictures where they're laying in my hand ....
They're all different sizes, the biggest one so far is the size of my palm.
Well, that's it for now. I'm linking this to the weekly party at Paint Party Friday, where more than 100 artists every week participate and play. Go have a look, or even better: join in!
And if you have the time, take a look at my previous post about inspiring artists. I'm so in awe of this guy I just need to share it with everybody....
Thank you so much for being here, and also a massive thank you for answering my question about shipping in my last PPF-post. Very interesting, and a big help for me! So thanks ♥
Hope you're having a beautiful Friday, enjoy your weekend and don't forget to relax and play ;-)