Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Trashed a Treasure
Confession time: Yesterday I chucked a wobbly and trashed a perfectly good painting because it wasn't right.
Translation: I threw a tantrum and ruined a good painting.
I don't have photos of all the layers which is a real shame because this painting has the most layers of any painting I've ever painted. I've decided to stop here even though I'm sick to death of painting these flowers...
On Sunday - I really loved all the stamping and the dripping:
At Monday Morning Art Group I decided to draw a banksia leaf on it as I had been working on these previously:
I was also trying to use some different colours - more pastelly, more muted but retreated back to to blue. I didn't like how the leaf turned out so I tried to fix it but felt that I had ruined it so I trashed it and then covered it in prussian blue, white and yellow and did more stamping on it. Then I covered it in these stripes...
Then painted on my flowers and leaves...
Then blinged it up:
And this is what it looks like now:
Everything is a learning process and the more I paint the more I find out what I love to do when I paint.
I love to stamp.
I love to add dripping lines.
I love dots.
I love to outline everything - several times - it neatens everything up for me - though sometimes my lines are a bit dodgy/wobbly.
I'm learning to let go...slowly....baby steps...