Thursday, June 24, 2010

works in progress

I'm loving the whole process and technique of these little paintings, so I thought I would share some photos of how they begin. I ended up finishing these two last night, and will share some pictures of the finished pieces soon.


This is my favourite part - colouring in with the soft, messy, buttery oil pastels, and making spontaneous colour decisions as I go.

I'm breaking all the "rules": oil pastel goes on first, then the water based mediums after. After lots of colouring, scratching, scraping, watercolour washes, painting and coats of matte varnish the surface looks something like this, and the oil pastels aren't at all smudgy any more.



A big hello and welcome to all the wonderful blog visitors who have come here from Kelly Rae Robert's Flying Lessons e-course. I'm getting so much out of this course. Kelly is very open and sharing with information and tips on getting our own creative businesses to soar, and a wonderful bonus of the course is all the beautiful and talented people I'm meeting. I made a last minute decion to enrol on the day the course started, and I'm happy I did!


11 comments:

Shishi said...

I just hopped over from flying lessons and had to tell you how much I have enjoyed browsing your posts. I am a color loving artist also and can relate to your work. I believe that color is magical and can move us to feel much emotion. Your work does just that! yummy

Nic Hohn said...

I love that youre a rule breaker....loved seeing this in progress too!

Wini said...

Thank you for sharing your techniques. Your work is really beautiful and its nice to learn a bit about the process. I love the textured kaleidoscope of colour! Its almost like a tapestry. I hope your tetris project is progressing well!

Blessed Ladybug said...

wow that is to cool.. i love this reminds me of paint by numbers.

Briana said...

Wow! I love your artwork!
-Briana (a Flying Lessons Friend)

RuffHaven said...

Breaking Rules!
The only way to Art !

Thanks for sharing your process.
(another friend from Kelly's class)
Marianne

RuffHaven said...

Breaking Rules!
The only way to Art !

Thanks for sharing your process.
(another friend from Kelly's class)
Marianne

Kar said...

I love all the colors you surround yourself with. Beautiful!

Linda R said...

I'm glad you took flying lessons too! These are beautiful ;-) and I love a rebel! http://www.designsbylindar.blogspot.com Fan/Biz: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Me-Myself-and-You/105043419547115

Teje said...

Lovely lovely lovely!!! You have wonderful art and crochet etc. Fantastic beautiful colours! Wishes Teje

Ali Meyer said...

I am SOOOOOOO loving every single piece of your art! Its so beautiful and your techniqul li antt brilliant!