Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Playing with Paint


My process:   I always try to make use of the paints that my clients and group participants leave on their palettes.  I hate to waste acrylic paint.  I have had a few canvases that I keep undercoating with left over paint.  The other evening after a young girl I work with left, I started dabbing away at the canvas with her left over colors.   This painting is what emerged.  I like it.  I had fun without attachment and the entire process made me happy.  I had so much fun with this piece that I moved to another canvas.
( both of these are 10"x10 by the way)

This time I took off in another direction, using a stencil and working around it with color, line and letters.

Now I am thinking about going back to the first one and adding the word Inspire in painted cursive.  What do you think?   I always love to play with words that have meaning for me.  If anyone is reading this post and has an opinion let me know.

I actually haven't painted with acrylic in quite a while, other than to do backgrounds for collage pages in my journals, but I had so much fun on these canvases, that I might do more.  Once again the appeal is in the play not so much the product, but when I like what happens, it makes me happy.

2 comments:

emergingcrone said...

Yes! Add the cursive inspire. I love what you are doing with the paints. I have been so busy that I have haven't had a lot of time to be creative visually, but I am creating nonetheless!

One day I am going to see your work in person!

Julie in Virginia

Caterina Martinico said...

Hi Julie, Thanks for the comment. Glad to hear you are creating. I will post when that new piece has the word in it. thanks.
Caterina