So here's the story of how I work, more or less... Today I put on a playlist full of strange music, got out my acrylics and brushes, and started throwing paint on a canvas.
I didn't start with the first colors I picked up - orange and yellow were too "warm" and the brown and gray were to "dull". Red was completely out of the question. It has been 100 degrees-plus here for almost a month straight and I need something that will cool me down.
Blues...purples... aquas.... greens - cool colors - seemed to be the best option.
I applied paints directly to the canvas and used long, broad, sweeping strokes - covering the entire canvas. I like to sometimes create "waves" with my brush strokes - which I did here. (You might be able to tell if you really look closely at the picture)
And now that this stage - the background - is done, I'll spend some time deciding what to add next. I'm thinking my color scheme will stay on the cool side, with maybe a "pop" of warmth for contrast:
Right now I'm looking at this palette and thinking of sherbet...
I've finally taken the step to incorporate a blog into my site. I'm not sure why it's taken me so long, but here it is at last ;)
So what sorts of things have I been working on? Well, besides trying to get my house at least half-way clean, and the huge pile of laundry at least down to a few loads... I've started playing around in - of all things - MS Paint. Yes, the usually overlooked little program everybody has on their pc or laptop. I've done some pixel art, which I'm considering adding to my shop
on Etsy. I think prints might be the way to go - ACEO size or something similar, such as notecards.
Another thing I've been working on is trying to a better spender. This includes both time and
money! It's amazing how much time and money one can waste during a day and not realize it - and I'm one of the world's worst at it! So, for all of us wasters and dawdlers and daydreamers, here's to getting things done and feeling accomplished!