Yesterday, I mentioned I didn’t have the attention span for pointillism. When faced with painting tall grasses in this painting, I decided to take a different route. There are probably 30 layers, but instead of hand painting thousands of dabs of paint, I took my palette knife and scratched the paint off to create the line work. When you are standing in front of the painting it looks really life like. As if someone had just trampled through creating a path in the grass.
This technique didn’t drive me as crazy as the pointillism did. I will be adding it to my bag of tricks :)
Fields of Grass 18 x 24 acrylic painting.
This painting wound up going the way of pointillism. Half way through my thousandth -dash mark I wanted to run away! It’s a monotonous technique. Don’t know that I’d go this route in the future, but hey, I tried it!
I guess for some people it’s the good food, but for us creatives, it’s the froofing!
I love taking a walk outside and bringing the autumn indoors.
Well, I guess the foods pretty darn good too!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I’m participating in a beautiful art show in New York this Sunday, November 19th. The painting of lilacs in the top right is mine :) I’m bringing some pottery too.
Looking forward to it. There’s always a fabulous jazz pianist, delicious food and thank God, a glass of wine !
If your in the area, come celebrate!
This week, I got to play with my new hand-made pottery stamps. Way too fun. Way too addicting. Can’t wait to see how they come out. Working with the stamps is firing off all sorts of ideas in my head!
Here’s a bunch of other things that have come out of the kiln:
I’m still painting too… will have some paintings to show hopefully next week.
As I like to think and say…
Keep on keepin’ on and bein’ creative!
Working on 4 more paintings… lots of pottery too… hopefully I’ll get a moment to compose a proper blog post very soon! Until then, back to work!