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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back in the Saddle

 Now that the busy-ness of Summer is slowing down, I'm back!  Actually, I've been making Art during the summer, but haven't been sharing.  Here's a collage I did yesterday.  It was just one of those serendipitous days when all the pieces came together, with very little help from my brain.  It just flowed.  My favorite colors, too.  It's called "Grounded for Life."
 Here's a canvas I did last month. I had bought a 5-pack on clearance from Michael's, and they were sooo cheap!  Probably because the top canvas had a gash in it.  Twas simply an opportunity for a niche! .....
.... And here's a close-up of the niche. (I just love feathers.)
 This canvas I did in June. This is an example of my "new" approach to art, which is much more intuitive.  I simply play with paints on the canvas for a good long time.  Then I stop, go away for a while, and when I return to it, I look at it from a distance to see what seems to be emerging.  And then I try to bring out those images.  Kind of like looking for pictures in the clouds.  And just as fun.
 Another canvas I completed last month.  For this one, I played around with stencils and spray paint in the backyard.  (The grass stayed blue for a LONG time, since there was no rain!)  Then I brought it in and added acrylics and texture.
And here's another intuitive canvas.  This one feels very spiritual to me; not sure what all the images symbolize, but I will journal about it to discover the meanings.

It feels great to be back in the saddle!


  1. I love the journey you are taking with your art. These pieces look very free and spontaneous. That canvas pack really inspired you. I say get 4 more!

  2. haha! Thanks, Sandy! I am actually doing something similar; making sure I always have at least 2 large canvases or claybords available at a time. I'm really liking the larger format now.

  3. They're all so interesting, Marge. Love the colors and yes, the last one gives a definite spiritual feeling. Love the images. You have been very productive! Good to see.

    1. Why thank you, April! I see you've been quite productive as well. Sounds like Door County was wonderful, too.