My drawing and painting life
I am practicing for a year of making art work daily. I am thinking whether I really should be making one piece a day – from start to finish. That’s quite the challenge.Get going, keep going and finish as well. All in one day, preferably in a short period of time.
Right now I am trying out new ways to start a painting first. I joined Alena Hennessy’s Year of Painting, as one of the ways to find inspiration and community to share some of my progress in my Year of Daily Art Making. I know Alena Hennessy through her lessons in Life Book 2014 and 2015. She is one of several people teaching a kind of intuitive painting style, making marks first and just seeing where the painting itself brings you. A recent lesson in quick painting led me to 5 pieces. Of these I only really liked one, two were ugly , but one of these in a really interesting way. I found marks I liked a lot, But the colors were really awful. I kept it to look at again every once in a while to see what I can learn from that.
Anyway, here I followed a lesson in which we were asked to collage and paint. I am practicing really for the year of painting daily. I wanted to find ways to start a painting quickly. Get going quickly. I like working on more pieces at a time. It helps when a piece needs to dry, to be able to work on another. And it seems to help against getting stuck too. So I started two pieces with beautiful wrapping paper and collage papers from my stash. I decided on a limited palette using mostly beige and brown papers, orangy-brown ink and – for contrast- Payne’s grey acrylic ink. I scratched in the ink and found I wanted a bird in the picture. No surprise there… Today I finished with some more ink to elaborate on the sun shining, warming the world and the creatures on it. There, still wet, but I think it’s finished!
PS Perhaps I should be practicing whether I can do a painting in one hour too. That’s a topic for another day.
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