Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wholehearted

Pink postcard series, huge new painting, free canvas #2, and free canvas #3 be damned! Gotta paint hearts on Valentine's Day, which is just exactly what I did!

Lucky me: Instagram artist friend Kathy @digikat2 introduced me to artist Amanda @amanda_evanston who posted a video about painting hearts, with an open invitation to 'copy' her process. So 'copy' I did!

Every aspect of this painting experience put me in a happy place, including the fact that Kathy and I have decided to #PaintOutWinter by painting over one old painting at a time with the goal of shortening winter at the rate of one day per painting.

shadow painting exercise from 2015,
charcoal pencil grid added
painting the grid
adding collage
inking in heart outlines,
adding oil pastel
Unafraid and Able to Experience Small Joys
6x6"; acrylic, India ink, collage, and oil pastel on canvas board
abstract
2018
[gifted]

12 comments:

  1. what FUN! And what a gorgeous process! Love this! It is the perfect thing for paint-overs, and for play! Happy love day!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! I was so utterly content and joyful the whole time I painted. Happy love day back atcha : )

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  2. This is my all time favorite so far, Dotty (I think:))
    You could have any subject- faces, pears, even eggs. But it's the way you have put all the colors together, and including the collage pieces. Wonderful!

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    1. Love that you now have a new all time favorite!!! I totally agree and was thinking the same thing—could be any subject, which is genius, don'tcha think? Thanks for the nod to my color development and collage.

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  3. Beautiful! Love the colours and bits of collage. Appreciate the before photos. And the links - Happy Valentines to you Dotty.

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    1. Thanks, Janet. The colors were fun to play with, and I love having at hand right now a little stash of colored-background print collage. HVD to you, too, a bit belatedly : )

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  4. Hi Dotty,
    I met you in Jane Davies 100 Drawings class. I always appreciated your thoughtful comments and creative art. I've been following you for awhile... your posts brighten my mornings.

    I love this piece! What fun... and vivid colors. Thanks for the intermediate photos too. I tried the links but could not get to the tutorial (: A belated happy valentine's day to you.

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    1. Hi Carol! Great to hear from you; thanks for stopping by, and thanks for following me. Do you have a blog?

      This piece was way fun to do—I got out some colors I rarely use. Felt good. Glad you enjoyed the process photos; I can never get enough of seeing the process photos of others.

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  5. My new favorite! Similar but different. Colorful, happy, and eyecatching! Oh, and whimsical!

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  6. So fun, and pretty and cheerful Dotty :)

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    1. Certainly brought ME good cheer; glad it seemed cheerful to you also!

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