Friday, September 19, 2008

friday art day

i had a GRAND art day ... that was almost as unproductive as it was fun ... those two things, productivity and fun, aren't usually mutually exclusive, but, somehow, today, allison and i were so chitty chatty animated busy talking that my painting was just fine ... but not as fabulously productive as i can be sometimes ...... basically, way more talking than painting! 

here's a canvas that i stenciled some letters onto ... to give the background some depth and interest ....

then i put on a paper i glazed turquoise paleness .... and i added a tree ... with two heartstrings ... this pic below is truer color than the above photo of the background ... the background photo above was taken in the basement studio... meaning, no good light .... the pic below was taken on the front porch, in indirect bright sunlight .... like it's supposed to be done! 
i actually finished this tree painting AFTER allison left ... because i felt like i didn't have much to show for my day ... after i promised yesterday that i was going to be painting prodigiously today .... 

while allison was here, i worked on the fifteen canvases that i showed you yesterday (scroll down if you missed it) ...... i got letters stamped on all of them today ....and let them dry ... usually i'm impatient for drying and take a hairdryer to them ... but instead? i watched them dry... and talked and talked .... and then i decided i was going to work on some home sweet homes .... and that meant making hearts with houses on them .... the yellows were meant for home sweet home ... the blues for fishes ... and the browns for pears .. but .... it was so nice and easy and relaxing to paint big ole' ordinary hearts on the the canvases ... that i just kept doing it ... all fifteen ... hearts and hearts and hearts .. no houses, no trees, no bushes, no sunshines, no clouds ....and certainly no fish, no pears ... and no progress ... just lots of hearts ... cause they were easy! ha! .... and i just lied to you ... i did make a few bushes .... on a couple ... as you can see in this pic below:

i also started cutting up bingo cards and playing cards and stamps and such to make the houses ... but really that was just more dithering than working! ...... 

so .. there you have it ... one single finished painting! and lots of partways! .... hopefully tomorrow i'll have a bit of time in my art room ... we have a soccer game, a basketball game, a tennis match and a birthday party  .... somewhere in there, maybe there will be room for a titch of art .... come back and check! 

do you have any artsy weekend plans? 

5 comments:

aimee said...

dithering is good! it usually leads to something.

p.s. i love seeing pictures of your workspace. those are some serious creative explosions!

phd in yogurtry said...

I'm partial to hearts. And yours especially. I like seeing your workspace, too. My workspace is boring - papers, files, insurance forms, books, blah.

3rdEyeMuse said...

I love the unstamped piece of text behind the tree and all those sweet hearts! don't they count for big accomplishement? I think so ...

... as for artsy plans this weekend? yes, oh YES! last night just a bit of piddling, but today we have friends coming over, so am breaking out Halloween stuff for the kids to get into and create, have some crane earrings to finish up, want to work on the (long set aside) beaded doll and want to paint a background ... thinking the koi need to be done. lol ... lets see if I actually finish half of what I just said!

Mommy Cracked said...

Your creations are so beautiful! You are one talented lady!

Chris said...

I had a huge arty weekend! Love your finished one and your partways, too.