For the next few weeks I will be tinkering around a bit and making some changes. I'll have some new art to display and things will look a bit different. Stay tuned!
My daily trips to Design Seeds recently brought me to this rather stormy looking palette, Global Hues. I love the deep blues and greens. They remind me of the ocean, or a storm...or both?
In my mind's eye I see water, land and sky all converging, blues and greens and even grays mingling together. In fact, for the first time in a very long time, I've titled my piece before I've finished it!
Here are a few ACEOs I've got going right now - I'm just letting the art "happen" - if a scene appears, I go with that. I'll add color to them all, but I really like the black and white contrast so I won't completely fill them in. Make sense?
I enjoy creating little pieces like this, because there isn't too much thought to them. Well, at least there is more spontaneity and so much more ease in the creation. Besides, all the swirls and shapes are fun to draw! :-)
I'd love to hear what you've been creating lately!
I'm continuing my series of drawings, a couple of which are pictured here. The drawing at the top is still very much a work-in-progress, with just a little more black and white detail added at this point.
I'm enjoying this little series very much, and I can't wait to have some of these listed for sale.
I also have other ideas for drawings, including ACEOs, as well as paintings that I'm itching to get started on.
But... only so many hours in a day, right?
This is a little peek at the drawing I've begun based on the photograph in my last post. I'm using copic liner-markers on Strathmore watercolor paper at the moment, and will be adding color using watercolors.
I'm really looking forward to sharing the progress of this piece!
Last night, at least for a little while, I was able to continue on my painting. I added more to the background, which included a large, pale lavender moon (is that lavender? maybe lilac? heh heh whatever it is I like the color in this case). I stopped for a little while and tended to a few things around the house while I contemplated just what should be in the foreground, and decided on a little floating island. I'm pleased with the way the island itself and the trees contrast with the background. I think after just a few small additions this painting will be finished and ready to list in my shop. :)
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 am a self-taught artist, using my creative and sometimes bizarre mind to come up with colors, shapes and scenes and transferring them from my my mind to a canvas or piece of paper. I love to experiment with different styles, colors, media and shapes in my artwork, so you might find me listing acrylics one week, watercolor the next, and then a mixed media collage after that. I create art because I love it - it makes me happy. I'm here to share that enjoyment with others.