As I said in my post below I have recently decorated and wanted some paintings on my walls so thought why don’t I do them. This painting changed as I painted, initially it was a slightly different colour, it was more a hill and sky with clouds and turned into this ripple of energy. I like this abstract piece its easy on my eye. I had fun and I must say I love painting with metallic paint LOL!
So I have not put brush to paper since December. I lost my artistic mojo and inspiration. But I am back. It’s spring and after redecorating my home in a lavender and pink colour I wanted something for my wall.
This painting started as a rather flat piece of art, yellow flowers and a different blue for the sky. It was flat, boring and sooo not what I want to be seeing every day. As art represents what is going on inside me. So after sleeping on it I painted it over and changed the sky and flowers and let my inner child play and basically Starbright did the rest.
Not sure what is going on for me internally speaking but its kinda wild and wacky and the flowers have tongues and spirals so think it’s maybe sexual/creative energy spiralling out. Also the main flower is my centre and the energy is moving like a whirlwind, so this is a good sign.
Hope you enjoy! I enjoyed painting it.
I painted a Rooster/Cockerel because I read that this symbol is great for career advancement and also I am aware of her love of all things chicken and wildfowl related (grin).
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The Rooster borrowed from : http://fengshui.about.com/od/fengshuicures/qt/feng-shui-birds.htm
- Rooster. The Rooster is often used in feng shui for career advancement purposes, because the same Chinese word used for the official is also used for the Rooster’s chest. No matter which culture you come from, though, if you watch Roosters you will notice that they tend to be quite bossy, don’t they? For career advancement purposes the image of the Rooster is best placed in one’s lucky feng shui direction. The Rooster wakes up very early and announces the dawn of a new day/the dispersing of darkness and dark spirits, so the Rooster also came to symbolize the ability to ward off evil spirits.
I painted several paintings for Yule presents this year and I enjoyed doing this one. My cousin Leanne has such strong powerful features and the contrast between the black and white worked well. I was running out of time so I had to trace the outline of her features onto canvas instead of drawing freehand but everything else was all me. This is one of her favourite poems she is a lecturer and seminar tutor for “Victorian Passions, Victorian Values” at Newcastle University in the UK. Lord Byron inspires her. Here is her academic profile:
It was a challenge to paint but I got there in the end. I had to re-do the colours a few times but the overall effect turned out quite nice in the end.
I sketched this 3 times, with 3 different girls. I painted it on canvas paper and I mucked up my colours a hundred different ways. The savannah blanket started as gooey mess. I used an old sample paint pot for my apartment wall. I forgot this kind of paint does not dry as well and is a completely different consistency to acrylic. It looked like a pile of pancake mix to begin with (grin!). I then added a touch of brown and it turned all muddy haha! I then added yellow and red haha! Still did not work. I painted this section a lot!
The girl. Well I am still really new at drawing figures. Learning. I have lots lots to learn. I painted her skin colour with the same wall paint and so had a lot of fixing to do. I finally got the colour right and changed her hair a lot. I realised I really did not know how to define lines without overemphasising them with small paintbrush. I need to educate myself. Any practised artists out there please share. I ended up using a slightly darker skin tone pencil in the end. I am still learning how to do highlights on the hair so I used gold paint instead.
The giraffes. Well they looked gorgeous in pencil I then added brown splodges haha! and it did not exactly turn out how I would of liked. However, I still think its okay. I used gold paint for the giraffes lighter colouring.
The sky. Totally new to sunrise/sunset skies. I just played with colour to be honest on this section of the painting.
The whole idea around this piece of art was to be wrapped in the blanket and landscape of nature. What a wonderful world!
Oh and I just wanted to add my emotions sometimes when painting.
Perfectionist, self-critical and I cuss a lot – some of the time (grin).
This was a very quick abstract. I had some paint left in my palette and really felt the need to express a feeling onto the page. I was questioning something and felt unsure of the answer. I painted this painting and afterwards I lay on my bed and pondered the question further it became clear and I knew what to do. The paint was part of my process of unveiling what was inside me.
I spent a couple of days immersed in this underwater playground. It’s quite a simple pencil sketch but I love seahorses and just wanted to colour in for the day. I love the idea of breathing and living underwater – how about you?
I hope to upload more art over the coming weeks and will when I can. At the moment I am painting a few canvasses for Christmas gifts for family and its taken up a lot of time. And as they are surprises I can’t post here – yet lol!
Tomorrow is the full moon and I wanted to do something for my sacred space. This painting became something very different to what I initially imagined. Continue reading
Overcoming my fear of paint again today. I must remind myself not to apologise for my art when sharing it. Musn’t compare one piece with another as its all different and its all new and its all me, bumpy bits, colour, imperfections…. all a reflection of the inner me and I am no longer going to apologise for me or my art. Continue reading
This past 2 weeks I have felt like I have had a case of artists block. While my comfort level with pens and pencils is okay I was having a somewhat phobic reaction to using paint. I know it is just old programming from my childhood coming up to be heard. So today, thinking nothing would happen I was planning to go lie down in bed and do some healing on myself. However, something entirely different happened. Continue reading
I have sketched a range of curly kitten pictures lately. And the cat on the left hand side seems to appear in every image. Funny that recently a lovely ginger cat called Kipper came into the garden. I made friends with him. I love my imagination.
This was sketched with basic pencils. I used my new set I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this in.