That's what is so nice about Mondays. It's a fresh start, a week to begin again, to make changes and to run with whatever you want. I like Mondays.
I do find that on Mondays Iam not so productive in my studio... there is mess in the house to sort from all the fun over the weekend, laundry to do, a desk to clear, emails to answer, bills to pay and usually an op shop calling my name. Just stuff that gets in the way of making pretty things.
I am learning to just go with it. Monday is my day to plan for the week, get those chores done and set some creative goals too.
This week, I am starting another series of post's showing you how i Put together a painty project :) I love these posts. Makes me work :) I like that too.
So lets get messy and start.
I really wanted to stretch myself and set certain boundaries this week. I decided that I was not allowed to use a paintbrush, only a palette knife and my fingers (well I decided on my fingers part way through the project!)
A squirt of teal paint is ALWAYS a good way to start. Don't you think?
Notice all the lines and harsh edges?? that's because I used a palette knife.... if I had of used a brush it would be lovely and smooth.... or if i had have applied the paint THICK I would have also been able to smooth it out. But this is the first layer, I just wanted a base colour. So edgy, streaked colour it is.
Straight into the wet paint I placed book paper. I always have book paper on my desk. So it's a given it ends up in most of my paintings and artworks.
After a quick blast from my trusty heat gun, a layered a very THICK and generous helping of a gorgeous paint from Matisse Derivan. It is an impasto paint, so it is gorgeous for texture work. The colour I have used is Naples Yellow Light
Can you see how thick and GOOD this paint is??? the only bad bit is the drying time, you can give it a little help with a heat gun. But this time I walked away from it, started a different project, and let it dry naturally.
Hope you come back tomorrow to see what's NEXT!!