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.
Everything starts somewhere.
There was gesso-ing tonight.
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.
This one has been sitting in the back of my mind for months. I’ve never painted a seascape (or landscape for that matter) and it is something I would really like to try. This particular image in colour has a lovely silver quality that would be a challenge to duplicate in paint, so expect to see this one again down the track.
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!
You ever have those days where you spend hours doing the ‘have to’ tasks, but while you are doing them, all you can think of doing is your ‘want to’ tasks? And you keep yourself going throughout the day looking forward to when you have completed all the have-tos and can play – only to get to that moment and be too exhausted, or it is too late, or not enough time left to do any of those things you dreamt about all day?
I was driving up the same street I drive up every morning I go to work this morning and I was struck with an idea.
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…
Just when I think I can’t possibly jam more stuff into a room…well…I can. My studio has stuff stashed in every corner, every nook and cranny, under every desk and table. And now I have an easel to cater to…and there was that table I bought from Ikea a few weeks back that Hubby so kindly put together for me tonight. So space needed to be made and stuff shifted.