Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Riches in Stitches

So bummed about this!
Put my hand through the dining room window yesterday...now I can't paint.
Already two days behind in the Bloom True course, but so anxious to paint.
It got me out of work today, so I'm catching up on other stuff.
Perhaps tomorrow I'll have better grip with my ring and pinky finger.
Have a super day!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bloom True E-Course Week 2

Totally loving Flora's E-Course!
This is one of my two canvases with 4 layers finished.
This one still needs the black and white layer.
Really had fun with all the mark making and brush playing.
It was hard to just paint without thinking about it at first, but it got easier
 and I found myself letting go and just "messing" around (literally)
and not worrying about what I was doing.
If I didn't like it I could add another layer or two to fix the dislike.

Canvas #2 with the black and white layer added, giving it a graffiti look. I like it!
Can't wait to move on to the next layer.
I'm really having fun "playing" with the paints to see what they do and what
they look like on top and next to other other. I'm even using colors I wouldn't normally use
since I know they will most likely be covered up.

I get up every morning at 4:30 so excited to see the next post in Flora's classroom.
Thank You Flora for sharing your experience and insight!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

#4 More Progress

Sometimes the viewfinder of my camera helps
me see what needs to be done in a painting.

"Just move one step in the direction of your soul's longing.
Do not worry about where it leads.
Don't try to imagine the specifics of what you will eventually create; it will come."
-- Ann O'Shaughnessy

A quote from todays Bloom True e-course by Flora Bowley...so fitting!