Friday, January 7, 2011

Playing with paint

How can I title this page?  What caused me to create these off the wall paintings.  I love them, because they are from my imagination.  They still have a bit of the Raffeal thing going on with the border, but I think that is a connection to my Folk art past having fun with the decorative.

 I'm sitting here again in Pj's with a cat hiding under my shirt and her tail tickling my leg trying to think of how to get you excited about exploring options.  These little guys (5.5 x 7.5) started out with the Bob Burridge mess slopped all over the gessoed paper and each time I vary the color to make it fun.  Are you hearing me Bob, "I AM HAVING FUN", Thank you.

I look at each base of funky colors that I have splattered, blobbed and see what I can find that says image to me.  In the case of the crazy palm, the background color suggested Oriental, and I think of spiky or slender plants.  I started with a stacked vase/pot and grew a palm.
Crazy Palm 5.5 x 7.5



Steaming Soup 5.5 x 7.5
The wonderful splatters in the soup suggested steam to me, so I took one of our soup bowls and modeled it below the spatters.  A placemat with complimentary colors was a natural move.  Go forth and play!

2 comments:

  1. Oh don't you love playing with paint? Fun images!

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  2. Nice splash of color, Grammie. Keep up the great work.

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