Friday, August 20, 2010
i'm really happy with the results of this painting. last week i started it and had a plan in mind. as plans sometimes go, it backfired. it began with a bunch of scrapbook paper for the background which i had liked, but as soon as i started to paint over it, i knew it wasn't working. i kept trying different things, different colors, there was even a girl painted on it at one point, but i didn't like it, so it went into a corner. the other night while talking on the phone, i grabbed it and just started painting over it. no intentions, no ideas, just something to do while talking. i mindlessly grabbed different colors. when i got off the phone, i looked at it and really liked what was starting to happen.
i had random things lying on my counter which i knew i wanted to use in a painting at sometime, so i thought, now is the time. last week during our hot spell, i was craving an iced coffee. after making my coffee, i looked at the filter and thought that it would be a great place to do a drawing on. the coffee filter became the main flowers in this piece.
the other day fischer and i were playing with his Spyroart kit. i remember having one as a kid, where you can draw all sorts of circles and shapes with little gear like pieces. i ended up using some of the circles for the petals and the center of the flowers.
after i had my main flowers down, it all came together so easy. i would paint a little and step away, maybe go outside for awhile, come back and glue a few circles or paint a few dots, step away again and kept repeating this. after i drew the birds in, i knew i was done.
this painting was a fun piece to do because it all came together so effortlessly and i liked the results. i wish this could happen more often. maybe i need to try painting more while i'm on the phone, imagine all the people i'd be able to catch up with!
Posted by Tammy Olson at 2:51 PM