I am so happy to share with you a painting video this week, instead of an Art journaling one.
I need to be honest (with you, with me): I’ve not been painting much lately… a few strokes here and there but I have not actually finished any painting in what seems like forever. Yes, it does bother me; but I think also that this is part of my creative learning curve.
I want to make a living from what I do. I don’t want it to be a hobby. Inspiring people through art is what I feel called to do. There is more to it, I am unveiling it little by little but that is a whole other story I’ll spare you for now. I need to stop feeling guilty about making money from it, this is one of my hugest block right now.
Ok, back to this week painting. I titled it «The Plunge» (and this is where you see that English is actually not my mother-tongue language, impossible for me to know if we say «take» or «make» the plunge… argh ! frustration…).
You’ll see that for the major party of the process, the canvas was not oriented the way it ended. I turned it to make my shading life easier and then… lightbulb moment (ploooop): it was how it was meant to be ! Love it.
During my last wood panel hoarding sessions (I buy especially when it’s on sale, either at Opus our local art supply store, or on Dick Blick), I purchased more square canvases *especially 6×6″ and 8×8″*, so this is what I pulled out.
You may know by now how much I enjoy using wood instead of canvas, because of all I put on it, I am not afraid of piercing it or dealing with a wiggly surface.
Everything came together quite easily, and it felt so good to be back.
This painting is about this first step we need to take toward what we desire. The rush before this first step. Just do it.
Stamp carving has been a lot on my mind lately. I usually enjoy the process, and have carved what has became my go-to symbolic stamps, like this bulleye one.
!!! The painting is for sale, contact me if interested.
Prints will soon be added to the shop (later today).
Here is what I used:
What does not appear on the list above: Perfect Pearls, Hero Arts stamp set «Sundrifter» for Studio Calico, tissue paper from pattern (the thing to make clothes), Glitter Glam by Tattered Angels