After struggling with my two larger paintings I’ve finally found a solutions that I’m happy with. Originally I wanted to do something in the colours of the Ukrainian flag but it just wasn’t working for me.
Then I decided to paint over the entire two pieces with white and blue. I kept adding more paint and again I wasn’t happy.
Finally I covered most of the paper with white and then I cut up the paper into 4 smaller pieces. I added marks to start my intuitive process and then I began to lay down colour.
I’m already starting to feel better and two of the four pieces are started.
One piece is almost done. The one below is probably 90% finished but I’m going to give it another day or so before I declare it ready for framing. It already looks quite a bit different from what you’re seeing.
In June I have a solo show and I need to start producing some new art pieces. We’ve also decided to go to France in April so I really need to get my creative juices flowing. Last night I put down some colours on paper that I rarely use. Today I played around with two of them by adding ink and more paint. Not sure if these will go anywhere but it’s a start. I’m hoping to do some art every day in the month of March. Two days in and I’m heading in the right direction.
…..Kevin only started painting again seriously last summer
Over the winter Kevin brought his paints back inside and worked on smaller pieces from his home office. He paints almost every day and some days he may do three or more paintings. Recently he started matting them and took lessons on how to photograph his work. I asked him to send me his favourite paintings. They are mostly mixed media and all are abstract. He likes to use watercolour, acrylic paints, pastels and inks.
The last two pieces of art that I made were intuitive pieces. I just laid down colours that were in from of me and then added some detail. Normally I go for brighter colours but maybe these somber colours say something about the drama going on in our lives the last month or more.
8 x 10 matted, watercolour, ink and pencil, mixed media, intuitive abstract
I know I’m now a couple of days late to make this announcement but at the time I thought it was interesting. Handwriting really has become a lost art. In honour of the day I created a simple piece of art and second abstract piece.
I adore abstract painting. Yesterday I paid a visit to the AGO. I spent most of my time viewing the Diane Arbus Photography show but I did walk through the modern art section and took this photo of a Joyce Wieland abstract painting.
In a past post I told you about my husband’s renewed love of painting. There are days that he makes up to three paintings. Now that he’s starting to work on larger canvases he can only manage on painting before exhaustion takes over. Here are some more of his recent abstract pieces.
On day 12 the challenge is to find something abstract at home. I have lots of abstract paintings but I thought that was too simplistic so I chose one abstract painting and two objects with interesting patterns.