Monday, January 31, 2011
The first stage of painting
The completed painting inspired by a quilt from Gee's Bend
Today was the first day of Get Your Paint On with Mati McDonough and Lisa Congdon. They had the clever idea of having us look at images of the quilts from Gee's Bend for inspiration. Boy did I have fun! I love color and shapes, so this was a perfect exercise for me. And guess what? I DID get my paint on, and it felt awesome!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
This is the first time I've ever painted a banana. At least, I think that is true if my
memory serves me correctly. It was really an interesting experience. I had to push
myself not to stop after the first layer or two of paint was on the paper. I knew
from watching Misty Mawn's videos that she uses a lot of layers of paint, and
that makes her work really come alive. I decided I'd give that approach a try.
I am happy with my painting. I can still see my own (sloppy) style, which I like.
I also added a little thing of my own, which was splattering the brown paint on top to
create some of the spots. I remember seeing my mom do this on her decorative
painting projects she worked on when I was a child. By the way, this banana
is way to brown for me to eat now. Anyone else prefer the semi-green kind?
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
kill, but there are a couple of reasons I am posting so many:
One-I am practicing transferring html code from flickr to the blog post.
Two-There are several close-ups.
Three-I am too tired to discern a good photo from a bad one.
There it is.
Thank you for stopping by!
By the way, I love Misty Mawn! She's sooooo cool and talented.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Originally uploaded by BrianaCreates
Here's another page I created last night in my visual journal. Again, I am being influenced by Juliana Coles. I love how she outlines things in black sharpie and uses white gel pens inside text. I tried a Uniball white gel pen, but had the best luck with a bottle of white out.
I also adore using tape. Yellow transparent tape is my favorite because it adds color, yet allows you to see what is underneath.
I painted with "cheapy craft paint", as Juliana calls it. I also applied some of LK Ludwig's techniques when I scraped the acrylic paint with an old credit card. I used water and a paint brush over the acrylic to make some shape designs. Oh, I just love art supplies and good teachers! Thank you for taking a peek!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
videos over for the third or fourth time on YouTube. I have been thinking about her
lately, as she stated on the YahooGroup that she is having a difficult
time right now. Send her some healing vibes!
Just doodling here.
Friday, January 14, 2011
So, it took me 3 hours to drive home from work this afternoon. Can you say, WOW! with me, please?
I am safe, alive, my car worked well, etc. I am happy. Please click on the above link to Madonna's "Ray of Light" video to see how I felt when I finally got home!!!