I am attached to every single one of my paintings this year. But there are some that I just can’t seem to let go and propose to you.
This is the case of Antonia, that I recently shared with you here. And this Nixie too, that has no name for now (she will share it with me later, I am not afraid).
It all began with a piece of round hardboard I found in my stash of stuff. Yes, I do rediscover things I had no idea where there… I covered it with scrapbook papers and tissue papers. I love adding crackle medium (I use the one from Kroma, which is local from here in Vancouver but can be found worldwide now). Once dry, I then I cleaned my palette from another painting on it, and it looked like this:
I really really wanted to use the technique taught by the amazing Mindy Lacefield in one of her online class, it became this (can you tell that at this point, I wass all lovey-dovey and could have easily left it like it was ? yes.):
I wish a picture could convey the amazingness that this step brought to the all thing. I ran my fingers over it, again and again (I am weird like that), finding the crevasses, the bumps of my signature texture that I created all around on the border, the cracks from the crackle media…
I sketched a little something I wanted to paint for my daughter’s room (it involves a unicorn, kind of) but for some reason I don’t know, it is not what appeared.
I am taking Willowing (Tam Laporte)’s class, LifeBook 2014, and this week is a lesson by another of my Kindred: Danielle Daniel. It inspired me so much that I decided to use this beautiful background instead of my journal.
I know she is FAR from being perfect, but I don’t mind. It does not bother me at all, in fact.
She is Amazing i can’t wait to try this technique. I love her.
Can’t wait to see your take on this amazing technique ! you will love it.
stunning stunning textures, my love! so you. i just adore this painting!
oh thank you Love. this means a lot lot to me.
i am rarely in a hurry to let go of my work, too, so i understand that completely! they speak to me, they transform on their own, and i let them tell their own story so often what i started out creating isn’t what the finished piece looks like. i’m okay with that, too 🙂
she’s lovely and i trust that she will make her complete transformation and you’ll know whether she’s to find a new home or stay in yours <3
It’s amazing how our paintings do take a life of their own, no matter which direction we want them to go…
Thank you for, once again, completely understanding what I mean <3
Love this one. That texture is droolworthy AMAZING!!
Thanks Iris ! for now, she is still staying with me. Can’t let her go *but she will be available as prints soon*.
I am just going to say this in support of your concern. I share the SAME feeling on some of my originals. Since I have an art business, I feel compelled to sell what I create. I don’t like that as I started out just having fun with everything. I have sold many of the original pieces that I was totally connected too. With the amount of art supplies that I purchase, sometimes I have to, and other times I feel that if it is a business, I need to be able to let these things go. I’m sorry every time I do it so go with your feelings and keep whatever your heart desires. 😉