A little more free time has meant a lot more awesome creative time just for playing around! Yay!
I have had this ugly painting staring at me for many months:
So late one night, sometime after midnight, I decided it was time to reclaim the canvas!
In the morning I decided to paint a flower.
Well, after my husband saw the flower painting, he said, "I want a painting!" Being a good wife, I got right down to work.
I had Rothko rolling around in my head when I painted this:
I had posted the photo of the painting in process (when it was just the flower) on my Facebook page and gotten so many raves about it, I started thinking that maybe I should have a painting that was just the flower without the text.
So I painted a new version.
I've ordered an easel. Painting these canvases flat on a table is leading to big surprises when I tip them up. I figure it's time for an easel. I'm anxious for it to arrive! And hopeful that some nicer weather could mean doing some painting out of doors!
There are two things that I want to do a lot more of this year: painting on canvas and doing some life sketching in my sketchbook. I'm doing pretty well on number one. It's time to start doing number two!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. I'm going to be teaching an all day mixed media painting workshop at The Ink Pad on April 16!