Friday, May 27, 2011

paint party friday -- sneaking in a bit of painting

This has been a busy week.  The biggest part of the week has been the arrival of the baby chicks on Monday and the baby ducklings on Wednesday and all their care since then.  They are so sweet and I am loving them all.  The week has also been filled with planting.  Our huge veggie bed (12'x75') is not seeming so huge anymore.  Potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, onions, leeks, radishes all went in this week.  Other seedlings will have to wait for warmer weather.  We also planted some summer bulbs and some flowers in our least weedy flower bed.  Weeding and mowing ate big bits of the week, too.  And I became obsessed with a sewing project and with finishing a couple crochet projects.  During all that time there wasn't much time for painting, but I wanted to fit a little in.  Although I am fired up with some watercolor painting ideas, I needed a project that would need little control or concentration, something that I could come and go to when I had a few minutes here or there.  So, I decided to play with acrylics. 




I didn't touch any of my in-progress paintings, instead I started a new canvas.  A painting that didn't have to look like anything.  A painting where I could just enjoy the colors and drippiness and the way the paints mixed on my palette and on the canvas.




It's another work in progress and has been meditative and soothing to work on.  Just what I needed.

Be sure to drop by the Paint Party Friday blog, whether you've been painting this week or not. 

38 comments:

  1. If applied in circles always piuntura therapy...Saludos

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  2. My gosh girl you have had a full week! Garden too! Love your paint play on canvas - perfect colors together ... I'm sure it will be a perfect piece when your done. Hey passed a blog award to you today (check by PPF post for today) and a link to your blog ... because I think you're awesome!

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  3. It is lovely Anne. I am really drawn into the middle. Your week sounds like it has been a lot of fun as well as very productive!

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  4. Not only is your painting unique but so is the whole setting yo photographed! Happy creating and also HAPPY PPF!

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  5. Sounds like a VERY busy week! Painting to soothe is the best!

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  6. It's like the painting I did on retreat - just letting go is so therapeutic. What you've created is wonderful. I like the photo setting too.

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  7. I love the colors you used in your wip. I love the photograph with all your work and the paintings with the trees. We have a small patch of garden started, but I wish we had a bigger space. Good luck with yours, there is nothing like growing your own veggies. Such a great reward in taste and health! Happy PPF! Therea

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  8. I agree with abela, that is paint therapy. Very nice to let go. The colors are soothing. Happy PPF!

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  9. A wonderful painting! Dripping, free, spontaneous color! My favorite way to paint. These are very calming colors. Love it, Anne. :)

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  10. You have been so terribly busy Anne with the animals and garden. Its so great to relax and lay some paint down which gives you such pleasure. Loving this one very much. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  11. aw congratulations on your chicks and ducks! bless! i like the idea of a painting you don't need to think about and it sounds like it was just what you needed after such a busy week!

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  12. love all your paintings and your little painting nook!! how cool to look at a vintage typewriter and phone! happy PPF!

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  13. Beautiful and a great idea - this may be a way for me to keep coming to the party when the weeds overwhelm the painting.

    It sounds like you have a great challenge ahead. It's even harder to weed when you don't know what is in that bed! I forget sometimes but have a rough idea (Though I keep digging out my sea thrift from my rock garden since it looks like grass - argh!) I'm starting to keep a garden journal to help with that.

    Good luck - so far from the photos you've shown it looks beautiful!

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  14. wow your garden and critters sound wonderful and yes busy making! Fun to see that you made a slice of time for art too, life is such a balancing act.

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  15. My oh my! You have been busy! In chickadee heaven by the sounds of it :)
    I LOVE your painting, the colours, the drips, the circular flow......so soothing and relaxing to look at. x

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  16. DEEP.....love it so far. Can't wait to see where this one goes. :)

    Happy PPF!

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  17. It looks meditative and so do the colors. Very beautiful - kind of soothing. I like the circular motion and flow.

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  18. Congratulations on your baby chicks and ducks. I must agree, your painting is quite soothing and relaxing. Happy PPF! Get some rest : )

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  19. I'm loving hearing the stories of your farm life and seeing your art too. We planted a "table" garden this year, as we live in the forest and the deer eat everything in sight. I would love to have some baby ducks one year, if I knew they wouldn't fly away. Keep us posted on your ducks as I may get some next year. Happy PPF! :-)

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  20. Don't you just love it with all these half projects you can still feel the call of a new canvas LOL, looks wonderful & therapeutic & tranquil :)

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  21. LOVELY!!! What a great piece and a wonderful idea to just play with colour!! No pressure and to have fun. Really love the colour you have chosen, I'm a bit fan of acrylic! Great piece!!

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  22. Buen trabajo por su textura y colorido. Kis.

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  23. Wonderful! I love it when you can just play with the paint and have no expectations of it. Those are the best kind of paintings. :)

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  24. FUN! I love your color choices they're so soothing, almost meditative.
    Happy PPF (a day late ;))
    Stephanie

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  25. Hooray for paint play! Congratulations on all of the new birdies and a magnificent sounding veggie garden!

    xo
    Kristin

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  26. Looks like you are having fun in your paint studio and I adore all the fotos of the chicks....I always had chicks as a kid and love the Rhode Island REDS to pieces!!!

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  27. It's great to see that even people busy as you manage to find time to play a little with their paint. I'm inspired - I'm starting a new canvas today.....just to play!

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  28. I love that photo and everything in it. The old typewriter, the blue dial phone, your paintings and the trunk!
    The new painting has such yummy colors!

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  29. Nice canvasses love the colours and themes & love the type writer! vintage is so cool!

    love Dawn xx

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  30. I see a lot of beautiful paintings and wonderful objects...you really take great photos ♥

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  31. Thank you so much, everyone! So fun to join the party!

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  32. I'm amazed at how much you do Anne! But it all sounds wonderful. I really like this piece. It is very peaceful.

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  33. Lovely painting, it really does draw you in and I love the drips. I am itching to start a new one but have a few commitments to do first.

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  34. Love the red background tree to bits! Enjoy playing with acrylics. It must be such an hectic time at the farm now. Looking forward to the chooks anecdotes. :)
    About the camera: fortunately my mom saved some of the pics taken by me at 6 as they have unique (short)points of view. As the films had such a few pictures (something like 6 or 8) I had to make them count and that taught me composition real quick. No such luck with focus though, that´s why there are not many that were decent enough to keep.

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  35. Very mystical. Love this painting. Loved yr new crocheted purse. I agree the curtains would make a pretty lining!

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  36. Just the act of getting paint on something...canvas, your fingers, your hair...haha....lifts the spirit!

    This one has some cool effects on it :)

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  37. it's a cool circular piece...i like the vignette you put it with too! have a great day

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