Fifth time’s the charm, right? Grr. It took me 5 times plus a massive update to post tonight’s 366 Days of Art blog post. Talk about frustrating.
Anyways, I did 2 pieces tonight; a journal page and completed a mini canvas. I started with the canvas as I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. It’s an easy art sometimes, put thecfocal on the canvas. I think it turned out pretty nice.
(And fingers crossed, please let this post correctly the first time!)
I’m calling this a work in progress still because I’m not sure it’s done.
It’s changed quite a bit from last night. The flowers have much more colour to them (kinda loving them, no lie) and more depth. I took a very quick video of how I made one of them:
The bottom was made with a palette knife and layers of colours scraped over the canvas. I tried to keep it a very simple colour scheme. A couple shade of red, brown, black, two greens, yellow and white gesso. By blending them to various degrees it made the whole thing pretty interesting.
So I like how it is currently but I’m not sure it’s complete. I’m going to leave it on my desk for a while to see if I’m inspired to add more or change anything.
I got a good start on this one tonight.
It’s definitely not done yet though and won’t be competed tonight. I need to let the first payers of paint dry. It’s going to go much more dreamy and faded, except for the poppies. I think anyways. These painting take on a life and mind of their own after a while.
I can’t wait to see how it turns out. It’s as much a mystery to me as it is everyone else.
Did a little canvas tonight. Lots of blues in this one.
Layered the blues while wet in the background then added black and white accents with found objects. I also added some small doodle stars and hearts as well as a bit of journaling. Words of encouragement.
I’ll be taking this one to the Made Local Society store tomorrow and selling it in the shop. I know it’ll go to someone amazing.
Tonight’s piece started out very bright.
Bright golden yellow, phthalocyanine blue, grey, and black. Then I started adding white gesso in swirls and streaks. I covered the canvas in white which mixed with the wet colours underneath. I then started removing it in large stripes with my wedge catalyst tool (don’t worry, I didn’t waste the paint, it was used for a art journal page base). I added a little bit more white gesso as bright spots then sprayed it down heavily with water.
I’m back 🙂 The Etsy Made in Canada market is done, my quiz is done (B-, yay!) and I’m ready to make more art. I’m happy I took the time to paint this tonight.
Do you ever dream of your art? Do you ever have a dream and, in that dream, see an amazing painting and know, in your dream, that you painted it? And then, when you wake up, know, just know in your heart and soul, that you need to paint that painting you saw in your dreams? And do you worry that, if you attempt to paint that piece, it won’t be as amazing, special, or just as good as the one on your dream? Do you do it anyways?
Made some decent progress tonight on the green canvas.
I’m enjoying this one. I think some of my favourite canvases I end up making are the ones I spend the most time on.
I think it’s done. Might go play with the flowers a bit more but other than that, it’s done. Here it is.
This was a lesson in layers and patience. So many layers of colour and white went into this painting. Black, then white to make grey then more white to even it out. Then yellow and light blue. And more white. And then the flowers.
Not sure what. Maybe some doodling? Maybe it needs a focal, but what? I’m not sure what’s up with today’s art, but it needs something more. I’ll figure it out though and come back to it.
- Liquitex basics: titanium white, cerulean blue, brilliant yellow green
- Liquitex professional: cadmium orange hue, phthalocyanine blue, brilliant blue, light blue
- Artists loft neon pink
- Golden artist colours: cadmium red light, manganese blue, carbon black
- Grumbacher Academy turquoise green