Today was a three paintings kind of day.The first painting. I started last week. I don’t know what I was thinking about, but the painting was coming along nicely. Until I decided to change the look of it.
I guess it was was looking too gloomy. I changed it completely. The second painting,I gotten mad ,because the bristles were all over the canvas. Then ,I started finger painting. I got out my painting knife and brush. This is the final result of that one.
The third painting was the completely opposite of the other paintings. It is an abstract acrylic painting. I call this one “Fractured Soul “. I used masking tape to create the look I wanted.
Sometimes,I get visions in my head. The first thing ,I do is paint. Like today for example, I had this vision of the woods.
I already had my oil paints out. I figured just to use them. It has a water color feeling to it. I have different colors to choose from. Sometimes, I use the basic colors that I have. I like to try to use different ideas to give myself a little challenge. This painting took me about a couple of minutes to do. Sometimes,it takes me day ,or a week. It depends on my mood.
Sorry,that I haven’t posted in long time.Life in general has taken over. A lot has happened since I last posted.I have been working a lot.My mom is in a relationship with man that loves her. My oldest daughter moved out . I have finally gotten my Chloe back. My brother and his girlfriend moved in.We are all supposed to be taking over the mortgage. That has been a bumpy road .
I have been making memory bears for my oldest daughter. Her Bio Dad committed suicide in November.I have been making bears for his side of the family. I was in car accident also in November. I wasn’t hurt,but my van was. I can still drive it,but can’t afford to get it fixed.
I have been painting a lot. I have sold a few.I have put my paintings on Esty. No bites or nibbles on that.Even on market place no buyers. I have been struggling for while.
For many years, I suffered from depression. I was finally able to show you by artistic expression. This how I felt over the years.
The not knowing feeling of which way to go.The shaky ground you walk on. The tornado full of emotions. To the black hole of sadness. The emptiness, broken hearted,or even feeling loved. Let’s not forget to include the anxiety!!
It is such a cold and rainy day. I would rather sleep all day. Instead, I am painting and its my day off.I really enjoy a nice cup of tea. Especially, when the weather is gloomy,wet,and cold.I just got done a painting. It has a lighthouse in it.
I must want to go the beach.I have been doing a lot ocean paintings. As you can see from the three paintings that I have done.
All three are all oil paint. I rarely use acrylic paint. I am working with acrylic paint on a project that I am working on. It has a lot of tape on it.
When it comes to paintings,sometimes I a vision in my head. That happened yesterday to me. It was right after,I had taken my husband to work.I had eaten my breakfast and having my second cup of coffee.
I start out with blending the sky,clouds,and water.Then, I sit back and I look at it. That is usually when I get my ideas.
My knife work has become very easy to do. I used a half size round brush for the trees and background. I used a number three fan brush for the grass. I used two different filbert brushes to create and blend.
Another birthday came and gone.Even though,I had to work that day. I guess it was okay. I did get a pretty cool gift from my oldest daughter. It is dry rack for sweaters. There is no reason why I can’t use it for canvases.
As,you can see that I have been busy painting. Don’t worry,I will share pictures. I am keeping my mind busy again. My Mom is in the hospital. Her heart rate was over 173.Plus,somehow she got Covid again.She recently gotten her first vaccine a month ago.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day My Dad passed away.It will be two years now.I also have to get tested for Covid,since I was in close contact with my Mom.
I have been doing more oil paintings,lately. I think it is because that it almost the Anniversary of my Fathers death.It will be two years that he has been gone.
It must be my therapy to deal with grief. It does still hurt,and I cry when I see pictures. I know,he watching over us.
I am trying different styles on how I use my paint brushes and the different strokes.I have been using the painting knife to give different effects.
Like the painting above,I used a small filbert brush to create the hills and mountains. I used a fan brush to create palm leaves. I try to put details into my paintings to add some character. I did an acrylic painting. It is more abstract. I used masking tape to create my design.
In my Northern Lights painting and my waterfall; I used Liquid clear . I noticed if you put to much on it will run.