It's been a rough week, but I was determined not to miss a third Paint Party Friday. Thanks for all the kind thoughts about my kitty.
This week I listed my first painting-related items in my Etsy shop. I'd gotten the idea after creating a piece for Kat's TIC TOCC prompt a few weeks ago. I really liked how it turned out and I wanted to keep playing with the words that I'd cut out of the catalogs. I thought I could make some interesting pendants using watercolors, the cut up words and some pressed flowers.
I had a few difficulties (the papers and flowers were a bit thick for the frames), but all in all, I think they turned out well.
Feeling bad one day I painted a meditative abstract with acrylics. It started out as one painting, but ended up becoming another heart of a rose.
The paint is layered very thick and I even used my fingers to spread the paint, something I hadn't done before. My other abstract is waiting. I worked a bit on it, too, but it doesn't look much different.
Always pulled back to watercolors, I spent some time working with them again. I have another idea I'd liked to work through with my abstract, intuitive paintings. I've been making more of them. Here's the most recent:
I'm trying to figure out how I want to finish this one. I'm thinking about using some pen and either writing some text on/around/over the painted image or doodling more images on/around/over it. I think I need to let it stew a while.
I also worked on a couple more flower paintings. In our west meadow there's a lone peony plant that makes me think there may have been a building there at one point. The plant was late to bloom and I noticed the flowers still looked good the other night, so I picked one and brought it inside.
I should have known better than to try to paint such a complicated flower, but I tried anyway.
I worked on the first one a bit too much. I like the lightness of the second flower better, but I like the first bottle better than the second. I'm still learning and I'm glad I decided to use up my extra paint by painting the same subject a second time.
Finally, I was inspired by all of the radishes that I've been harvesting from the garden -- they're really beautiful -- so I started a radish painting.
My mind has been overflowing with creative ideas lately. There just isn't time to work on them all.
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