A quick and light exploration of the last threads of summer. Acrylic paint, collage and water-based Sharpie.
Today’s Bloom True Bootcamp Prompt is “Embrace the sensual”. Flora Bowley encouraged us to try focusing on the FEEL and SOUND of painting. I did this working over two old paintings. Felt really great to just let go and work quickly and intuitively, staying ahead of my critical mind. Black isn’t so scary after all – in fact, it reminds me of doing etchings in art school. It is so bold and rich and I think it will add depth to my quiet and calm paintings. Looking forward to seeing how these develop.
This is a photograph of a collage that I made this past week while on a sailing trip. I found the feathers on a walk onshore in Desolation Sound. On a sketchbook page that I had primed with gesso before the trip, I added some watercolour paint and then taped down the two feathers. I worked on the photo in Snapseed and 100 Cameras to achieve a peaceful and dreamy feeling of an etching. The colours remind me of the sailing charts we were using and I love the movement of the feathers.
Been trying to post since Monday! [very little internet in Desolation Sound, which is mostly a good thing].
Jellyfish are dreamlike in both their unearthly appearance and graceful movement. Here they float through the reflection of forest and sky in Melanie Cove, Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound Marine Park.
Whenever I have extra paint left on my palette I brush or wipe it onto a card stock or into my sketchbook. Seems I can’t waste colour! In this little sketch I rediscovered willow charcoal; it’s so smooth and rich and the round stick rolls beautiful marks. I also discovered drawing on the back of a tracing paper sketch with coloured pencils creates a soft effect that I love [the red parts of the dandelion stems].
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.