Along with playing with clay this week, I got back to my artistic roots and actually PAINTED for once. It's been many years since I actually put brush to canvas and while I found my techniques rusty, it felt really nice. I did discover I need to replace a great bit of my paint inventory as LOTS of my tubes and bottles had dried up.
These two "paintings" are actually minis....4x4 canvas. I wanted to start back small and be able to finish something in less than a week. In my days of old, a painting would take me several weeks to finish, mostly due to being in school and a teenager. So, these minis I just goofed around using some of the techniques I could remember. I used acrylic and tole or craft paints. I also experimented a little with some stamps and dye ink on top of the paint. I used the wooden back of a stamp to place under the canvas for support while I stamped my image.
I have to confess too that these mini paintings are actually some of my first attempts at abstract painting. Most of my painting I did was landscapes, seascapes, etc. So as the first painting began to take on life, green blobs became trees, then I used a small design stamp and the design became flowers on a hill. Then, the trees became lemon trees. After studying it a bit I got a feel for Tuscany.
The second painting was even more thrown together and then stamped. I called it Day Dreams because it reminded me of sitting outside in a meadow or field of flowers on a sunny day.
Paint your Soul!