Thursday, February 16, 2017

Vova Has Company

I start a piece today that has the working title Vova II.

Brush on color in a free and easy manner to begin. Mix colors on my palette and on the painting itself. Then, once the base colors dry, play with a stencil and spray paint.

Having fun, having fun.

Vova II 21617 [working title]
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12 comments:

  1. Great beginning!!! Love the turquoises with the yellow. Do you spray with canned spray? Keep having FUN!!!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I did use canned spray paint. I have a can of black, a can of white. Every now and then I experiment with them. Haven't yet thinned paint to use in a hand-pump spray bottle, but do have that loosely in mind to try some day. The colors I used are somewhat analogous, yes? I just used them, of course, because I felt like I wanted to!

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  2. So nice to see your experiments. I have never worked with a stencil in this way (I mean: only worked with stencils in JD's class, but haven't tried uit something with a regular pattern. Looks really beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Simone! I had fun using a stencil and spray paint here—it yielded a very enjoyable mix of expected and unpredictable.

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  3. Love the pattern, and that part of the stencil edge is showing. Love your color choices. The first detail is a new favorite. FUN!!

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    1. Sheila, it's fun to have you pick up on things that catch my attention, too. It wasn't my intention to have the stencil edge show but you know how THAT goes, thinking you're going to do one thing and seeing something else appear! But no sooner did one of those edges appear than I totally fell in love with it.

      If I thought I could (a) find pleasure in making cards and (b) earn a steady trickle of income to justify the effort, I'd for sure consider using many of my detail shots to make groups of cards that would be sold together.

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  4. The background is beautiful - the layers and brush strokes and the stencil shapes. I could see the detail shots as cards. So next you will be 'tagging' in the neighborhood!?

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    1. Thank you, Janet! When you say 'tagging' in the neighborhood, do you mean setting up yard sales? I'm chuckling.

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  5. For some reason, the black reminds me of footsteps in the snow, especially in the last photo.

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    1. Awesome! Love that idea of footsteps in the snow. You've just fed into percolating ideas for the painting I currently have in process.

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