'edna rose' ~ watercolors, goauche, oil pastels, graphite and acrylic paint on collaged paper
after doing (more or less) precise, neat paintings for a while, it feels great to get messy again... and i'm always impressed by how they inform each other - what i learn while doing neat influences the messy stuff, and vice versa.
the main reason i'm working messy again is that with my dh's help, we reorganized my art room. he took out an iron drain pipe that kept me from pushing everything against the wall. now i have more room and easy access to what i need without getting up or turning all the way around in the chair. this room was originally a laundry room - so imagine a space a little bigger than a full size washer and dryer side by side, and that's my art room. i've always loved it, but it had gotten way too crowded. it feels so much more spacious now and i wanna work in it again.
these days, any being i draw/paint that has wings or a feather/s i'm calling an 'intercessor'... so edna rose is an intercessor,
same ingredients as edna rose
and this is her partner. you can tell they work together because they're both wearing green feathers. ; )
that blue is really periwinkle, but nothing i can do in photoshop elements will make it so...
i'm working in three books (not counting my 'daily book') besides on pieces of loose paper. it occurs to me that with blogging what we do tends to appear linear, when in fact for me nothing could be further from the truth. i'm all over the place - working on/in whatever calls to me at the time.
these pages are from the 'smudgy face' pocket moleskine i started in october.
i haven't stuck with just faces,
but i do always use colored pencil and graphite.
i'm okay knowing that it might take a year or two to finish a book...
watercolors, gouache and colored pencil on old paper
back to loose pieces of paper, this is too big to fit in the book box. but, wow, that old, soft paper called to me...
so maybe i'll do this with it... if you click you'll see rows of bulldog clips hanging on nails; art can easily be rotated by changing what's in the clip! i really think i'm gonna do this in my art room...
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“Look at any inspired painting. It’s like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.”
~ Philip Guston