Tonight was my last art class for the term and now we have two weeks off before we delve into next term. This term was all about mixing colours and at first I was a little wary. My first time attending this group and a long history with other art training (mostly graphic design) to contend with, when we were asked to mix colours and paint little squares of the eighty or so colours derived from two primaries, I had to convince myself that this was a Mr Miyagi moment and I needed to wax on and wax off before I tried to whack anybody.
It is amazing how the simplest thing can influence the direction of a painting. A friend of mine took one look at a WIP of mine and mentioned that it reminded her of wisteria. My brain latched onto the idea and now my abstract, random, I-don’t-know-what-it-is painting is now wisteria 😀 Thank you my dear friend.
On my art table there you can see a weird WIP that I started the night before. Acrylic, iridescent gel and tiny quartz rocks. I have no idea where it is going, but it does have some interesting textures.
I love one word challenges. They can take me just about anywhere and have me creating just about anything. The Flying Spark is a daily word to do just that. Every day, using Twitter, there will be a word to spark inspiration. It appears here on this blog to the right top, or you can subscribe to it on Twitter, even get it delivered to your phone everyday. It is for when you need that little extra push, for when you are stuck. If today’s word isn’t the clincher, there are plenty of words inthe Flying Spark archives on Twitter to play with. The important thing is stoking your creative fire. You must create!
I have paint on my pyjamas. This could possibly be because I was painting in my pyjamas, my new pyjamas. Also because it is four minutes to midnight.
But I am a happy chappy today regardless, or even perhaps because I have paint on my pyjamas.
Guess what I received in the mail today…