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Today’s Fresh Paint is a detail of a thank you card that I made for a family we stayed with on the lovely Salt Spring Island. I came home feeling summery and appreciative. Islands are the best!
A NEW CREATIVE PRACTICE
Welcome to FRESH PAINT FRIDAY where I’m going to feature what’s on my palette, easel or gelli plate each week. From colour mixing to new materials to finished pieces, I’m going to share my painting process and creations every Friday. Last December I started a photography project called Mindful Mondays and it has been great to keep me motivated and creating, even when I’m short on time. Inspiration is only one part of art making – a commitment to dedicated practice is equally important. FRESH PAINT FRIDAY is a sticky note to myself to show up to the studio and PAINT!
This week I returned from a lovely time away in Victoria and Mayne Island. I came home with several projects in mind but when I went into my studio I felt stuck. So I grabbed an old/abandoned gelli print from my scrap pile – much less daunting than blank canvas! I had been playing with my new Liquitex Acrylic Inks and had a piece of paper with rich, black marks on them. This work began with one of those torn pieces being collaged onto the gelli print to create a horizon. As I worked, layering acrylic inks and fluid acrylics and drawing with my new Stabilo pencil, that little scrap that I started with became ice flowing into the sea. As the acrylics flowed and I worked intuitively, I found my own flow and overcame that stuck feeling.
What do you do to get un-stuck?
Isabelle and I went of a beautiful walk along the river at the Courtenay Airpark. Going at toddler pace I had time to contemplate the waters, grasses and sky.
I’ve been neglecting this blog for several weeks as I spend all my spare time working on my new ecommerce website and new paintings. I’ve been very active in the studio and toting my sketchbooks everywhere. I hope to have my new site live next month!
I’m exhibiting three abstract collage and acrylic landscapes in the Square Foot Show at Art Alchemy. This awesome exhibition features many paintings, hung salon style, by local artists. Please come to the opening or check it out during the daytime – Thurs-Sun. Art Alchemy is located on 10th Street in Courtenay, above United Carpet.