I know I know, about freaking time!
(Although it’s ‘only’ been six days since my last painting, but that feels like forever to me.) I started this over a week ago and have either ignored it or gone in and done maybe one thing to it here and there since then.
Obviously it’s not finished yet. (I wanted to call it ‘she’ just then – never realised I think of my paintings as having a gender….)
So, she’s not finished (hehe), but I love how in the image above, I was really feeling icky about it, then I turned it round a bit, got in there with some Naples Yellow, and lo!
I see a fish (originally that was going to be a leg. Don’t ask) and a moon! Quelle surprise. I’m loving the yellow with the greeny blues and the splash of red.
PS. Micki (cause you asked!) – new gouache learning: gouache is great for drips! It doesn’t go too transparent like acrylics do and dries matte which makes a lovely contrast with the shinier acrylic.
PPS. Another generally useful thing to know (for painting!); if you cut with pinking shears along the edge of an old credit card it makes a nice texture tool to drag through paint. You can do squiggles and cross hatching with it too.
Wonderful painting Tara!!! Very excellent tip with the credit card too–Thanks!
I love when paintings just come together like that even if the intention was to take it somewhere else in your mind, the painting shouts out where it wants to be, so much fun!!
Thanks for the gouache drippy tip, I may have to try some out 🙂
"She" seems to have a mind of her own…but then I believe all art has a mind of its own…loving the addition of the yellow…it brings everything together!
very cool painting..yes in both ways! And great idea on credit card..I just found my old pinking shears..don't use credit cards anymore..away we go!
It's beautiful! And "quelle surprise" literally made me laugh out loud. 🙂
Also–the texture tool idea is genius! I can totally adapt that to my own metal clay needs. And I bet you can use all kinds of "textured" scissors to do that… Oooh. Good stuff. xo
Loving this painting very muchly. At each stage I was oohing and ahhing. Lovely mood to it and I love the Naples Yellow. Might have to go and try the gouache (when I finally get back round to painting *sigh*) because I like the sound of this matte against shiny thing.
I am loving these colours too… very calm and remind me of sailing on the sea (this is something I have never done but if I did it would look like your new painting)
Good tip with the credit card!
I love your energy and the way you share your creative processes!
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Have a creative Friday!