texture and colour
texture and colour
Sometimes we have to do what we want .. no matter what. Ringo decided he was going to come to visit. I saw him before he arrived, only I had my own ideas, but his desire to be present over ruled my half-baked idea.
That is what happens in life, we may want something, we have it in our mind, just what we want or what we need to do to achieve or get to our goal, However along the way, it just didn’t or doesn’t work out that way. You followed the steps, you went forward the way you thought you should, and when you got to the end.. It just wasn’t the same. Not that it was a negative or simply not to your liking, it just wasn’t what you had, had in mind.
As an artist/writer, or other creative soul, it is an experience that happens to us often enough. We are good at adapting, truth be told, we kind of like the hiccups along the way, It allows for opportunities to experiment and usually go beyond what we have grown comfortable with.
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
PL Precept #2 To live is to express One’s Self
original mixed media -Q- Dymoon
Good Evening everyone. Mixed media is when an artist uses more than one media or technique to work on a canvas or project. In this instance, I had a canvas I wanted to recycle I applied gesso, then acrylic and when that dried, I went on with water colours. I have used water colour on acrylic before, but this time I wanted a dark background, so wasn’t sure how the water colour would show.
I was pleased with the results, I sculpted the canvas first with different tools, then applied the water colour to bring out the “feeling” I wanted. My water colour pallets were the Medallic Accents (Prima) nothing too fancy, and the Prang Ovals by Dixon.
Because I basically work to express myself, I use products that appeal to me, either colour range, and price. plays a part in what I get. One could say, self indulgence. I create to please my need to express visually what is passing through my frontal lobe. This makes for happy happy, I know I’m happy when I hear myself humming.. I paint, I hum. =^_^=
What does it mean, I’m asked, or what am I supposed to see? is another one. The short answer, is whatever you want to see. If what you see speaks to you, Enjoy. There is no rhyme or reason, my expression, whether writing, painting, or sculpting is because I want to. I gave up a long time ago trying to please..
We learn in PL, we, WE have to be happy, it is up to us to be ourselves. If we don’t know what we want, or what makes us happy, how on earth can we share honestly with another human being. It is no one else fault if you are unhappy, no one can make you unhappy unless you give them the power to.
OH my.. must not get going on one of my pet philosophies… Just wanted to share with you, my happy “dark forest” Makes me smile silly.
A holiday Monday for some, others are back to work.. hope your week-end was a good one, let us have a joyful start to another week.
Look who came to visit. He is from Malaysia..his ribbon said..Yu Pin Wan, does anyone know what that says? Google translate didn’t help me. Doesn’t matter, I think he is darling and will let him stay for a while.
PL Principle #2 I will not have complaints about others,matters, nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.
Welcome to my mess. If you look .. you can see that it is a colourful mess. It happens. Both these canvas pieces, I found in a thrift shop. Both I brought home with the intent to recycle. How I would end up recycling tho’ I had not predicted.
I was looking for something rather specific for another canvas I had been working on, and it turned out that the tail on one of the birds was perfect for what I wanted. I pulled the canvas off the frame, and ripped it into pieces to get the piece I wanted.
Lo and behold I found that it was a very satisfying sound, the ripping of the old, dried canvas, and every more pleasing was the discovery that I really had myself some great pieces to do some unusual cards. So today when I found this other canvas with the paint splatter all over. There was something about it that drew me.. it was too busy for my taste, but I saw possibilities. For a few dollars it came home with me.
Once again I found myself delighting in the sound of tearing canvas. and … Now, I have a mess on my desk. I know, I just know. I really do… that these pieces are going to come in handy. At what .. I don’/t know yet. I’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile.. I’m a very contented camper. I’ve ripped, torn, and pulled apart a canvas, finished a super special card, found a piece that is perfect for my “escape” canvas… and the day is not done. How lucky can one person be. =^_^=
Now that the mess is made, and I’ve recorded it for ??? I can pack up the pieces and put them away for another day.
Happy happy happy, every one..
PL Precept # 17 Grasp what is most essential
Step outside the box, enjoy all you do..
life is meant to be lived
as the days grow warmer the anticipation grows
soon, not only will we celebrate a new day
the new buds of spring will come alive
and the art of the bloom
will bless and bring colour
to skies that have been winter gray
Bees will actively tend their hives
and our toes will be free again
An abstract using acrylics, stencils, and Dylusions cat stamp, on canvas. An original by Q . multi media painting. Pl Precept # 19 Begin Once you Perceive.
Art is subjective. Art takes on many forms and is never really something that people will agree on. Style, techniques, presentation, so many many varieties and opinions.
As an “artist” I begin with an empty canvas or sometimes with one I’ve seen at a thrift and want to repurpose. It is amazing how effective gesso is at wiping out what was previously on the canvas. In this case I covered up a rather mundane picture of leaves and shrubs with black gesso (Demco) used for oil and acrylic.
This little character started out full-bodied, but somehow, he didn’t like what was happening, and as other artists will tell you.. it wasn’t long before, he took on a life of his own. Happens when writing too. The story line you have had in your head for days, starts to take shape on the screen, your fingers are typing away, your mind is playing out the scene… it is all so smooth, so “happening”.. till you stop and take a breather…. you see the plot has taken turns, even you didn’t expect.
Is it “intuition” what happens when we are creative, when we try to reproduce the ideas in our mind to paper, canvas or other form of expression. How often do we hear the expression.. “life happens” or “sh#t happens” Sometimes it is super cool, great, awesome even, and other times, it is a lot of , darn, cripes, and %@%# ! Whatever, there is always a consequence to our actions.
IN PL we learn … that every day is a new beginning. We learn to be creative with any and all challenges /opportunities that come our way. Most importantly to appreciate the lessons, and outcomes of the day.
There is always a way, always someone who will help guide you to find the “way”
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
PL Principle #3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
Happy start to a new week! My Little guy is hanging for now on a wall where I can enjoy his little smile. The little imp is smiling.. he’s happy .. let’s spread the happiness. Where ever he goes, the smile will go with him…