Wow. Blank canvas + some paint + favorite painting tools = and there she was! But that may be an unbalanced equation. Let me check my math.Blank canvas + some paint + favorite painting tools + 18 consecutive days of daily painting = and there she was.Janet, your wish to be looser in your painting is realized so beautifully here. Softnesses and suggestion are working magic here. Love how your stenciling quietly frames this pooch's trunk; very effective, while feeling magically happenstantial and not stiff or intentional.
Math was never my strong point Dotty! But you are so right. It has been 18 days and this is one small step towards the vision of painting looser, but not disregarding design elements and principles along the way. I have to keep reminding myself that I am learning how to paint vs making 'great' art - especially with these daily paintings and when in a workshop setting. Less pressure and more enjoyment and continue growing....plus my 10,000 hours!! Thanks so much for the great feedback!
Faithful friend! This is so wonderful Janet. I love the soft, loose edges. The repeating patterns in different areas pule your eye throughout the canvas. And I really love the soft black that is transparent in places to reveal more textured goodness. And her eyes... so sweet! Awesome work all around!
Thank you very much Sheila - glad you like the soft areas - hoping that the viewer will fill in some of the areas for themself!
Just love the process where "things" seem to appear! Love those dot patterns and her inquisitive look! Yes I am here!
I find that a nice way to paint sometimes - just apply paint randomly and start looking and turning - so freeing!