Friday, 30 September 2011


At Monday Morning Art Group I took an old painting that I didn't like, Mexican Water Jugs (pic 3) and covered it in gesso and texture paste, then left it overnight to dry. Then covered in Cobalt Turquoise paint and did a bit of stamping including stamping circles onto it. Then I covered it in Quinacridone Red Violet/White and did a little more stamping.  Then I covered it in Phalo Turquoise and blinged up the circles with gold!!! 

Sorry I never got more pics of these final stages. I was going to cover the turquoise in a blue but really liked the turquoise. If you do have a painting that's just not working for you then keep on going with it or start again.  I love the cobalt turquoise with the red/orange/yellow stamping on it - I came across this combination when I was doing my layered painting for the Arts Festival.  I'm still debating as to whether I should add some gold bubbles/dots to it but I think I have enough.

One of the best things about this painting is that now I love it and whilst I'd love you to love/like it too if you don't it doesn't matter to me.  I did learn something from reading Steven Pressfield's The War of Art - Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles - "A 'professional' distances herself from her instrument."

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Have a great day - see you tomorrow!!



  1. Love it!! your work is so great :)And I always appreciate seeing an Artists Process. Thank you.


  2. Hey this post. I often use old paintings as a base for something new always adds juicy texture and I like the idea of hidden layers that only you know are there! xo

  3. Hey Tracy, thanks, comments worked for you on my blog....hmmmm


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