Scribbles

I have two pieces going that involve scribbles. I’m not sure what it is about them, but I love that I am forced to work with the mess I made and turn it into something.

The first one I started a long time ago but never finished. I put it back on the easel again recently and added a gold varnish and bumped up the blue contrast. I thinks it is almost done.

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The other I took a high gloss medium and mixed up some dry gold pigment with it and swirled scribbles on the canvas. Once it dried I put a thin yellow oxide was over it. I haven’t decided what to do next on it.

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Outside the Studio

I haven’t been able to get in the studio because my kids were on break from school but I have been going to pottery and doing some home projects.

Hopefully this week I will have some time to paint at lunch. I have some leftover gold spray paint from the desk that I can’t wait to play with.

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Finger painting

A peek at what I’ve been doing. I’ve been using whatever I can grab to paint lately such as my pottery sponges, old burp cloths, a ratty kitchen sponge and finally I just resorted to finger painting.

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Also, I’ve added several layers of varnish to my peach. I’m not sure if you can see it from here but I’ve only varnished the section where the peach is. I dig it.

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Have some paint for lunch

I have a full-time job which I do from home. I also have 3 kids, a dog and a husband. This all adds up to a lot of needs…so.many.neeeds. Therefore, the fact that I have 1 blessed hour to do what I want with Monday thru Friday is even more precious to me than my youthful self could have ever imagined. What is this blessed hour I speak of? Lunch hour.

I used to spend my lunch-hour running errands, doing laundry, cleaning (ew), or eating. Then, I awoke from my daze and understood what that hour could really be, me time man, me time. So that is why I have paint for lunch.

Moving on, here is what I worked on today. I added some to my abstract figure piece and started the background on, what will be, a peach still-life.

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Friday

I worked some more on the fiery sky piece and for some reason a bunch of golden figures wanted to get in on it, so I let them. I’m not sure I’m done with it yet but I like the added figures, they’re like guardians of some sort.

The canvas with circular texture went blue today and I am using some pthalo blue to make the texture come out. It will probably need some silver additions later as well.

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