Friday, February 28, 2014
Singing the Blues
A little break this week from the Masters (although I like to think that what I learn gets incorporated into my paintings!). I had this small (5x5") canvas that I wasn't pleased with - so "do over time"!! I painted the background in a Cadmium Red light - which is pretty much a red / orange (at least in Liquitex paints). I had a lot of texture on the old canvas so I used a palette knife to apply a couple of layers of paint. Thought about complementary colors and collaged this blue bird (previously unknown breed - LOL). It came to me that a blue bird should be singing the "blues" so here he is. Collage is relaxing for me - I often use pages from old Somerset Studio magazines for the variety of color and pattern. I did paint over the collage (leaving some pattern showing) in various shades of blue to unify the layers of paper. And viola! - Singing the Blues!
It's amazing how often that inner critic shows up when I look at anything I have created. That's one reason why I don't paint realistically - I don't think I could ever finish a painting - there would be just one more change to make (did I mention I am a very detail oriented person!) Posting to Paint Party Friday - hosted by the wonderful Eva and Kristin. Go take a look around at all the wonderful artists who contribute/ And this is my contribution - I got to cut and glue - how much fun is that?! Thanks for stopping by - have a blessed and art filled day.