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.