Woah there...this is going to be a tough task seeing as though I have totally disregarded my blog for so very long! Lets just say i'd lost my mojo....BIG TIME.
Saturday I went to the SAA all about art exhibition and was a fantastic day! So many goodies it was like a sweetie shop. Lots and lots of demos and workshops. Got stuck in straight away and moved from my comfort zone to something that has totally brought back my fading mojo.
Workshop number 1 was with Jeremy Ford. Has whet my appetite somewhat to learn pastels properly.
The second was water based oils......
And lastly water colour.
Considering we only had about 3/4 for each I am quite please with what I produced!
Most who create, paint whatever are never happy with their work! I am really no exception. Whilst painting I see my work through my artist eyes 'ooh I love that colour, that mix, that run'. On completion the critique comes out to play. Believe me I am my worst!
I love happy little accidents and the first of these paintings was a happy joyous little accident. I fell in love with painting all over again. So in 3 days I have completed 3 new paintings. Gone are the long necks and the whimsy feel and born are a newer more pleasing to the eye version.
However....I'm still not that happy! I get frustrated! I am always learning.
I have submitted a painting to the Art Auction which is happening tomorrow in Colchester....THAT WAS BRAVE! I so want to go but at the same time nervous. What if I doesn't sell? What if people talk to me? But I will go...the first step is complete and by Friday morning it will be over :)
I have found a new leash of creativity. Totally inspired by so many artists and the latest is Lucy Claydons work, which you can view here. I am loving her style, the faces and the colours she uses.
So, it inspired me to do a little bit of sketching this morning.
Due to having no blank canvases i decided to rework an old one.....so i splashed on a little more paint to go over the image that was there originally. I had always loved the paint runs on this canvas but hated the image. So with a few more squirts of water and paint runs this happened.....
And then i loved it. Careful not to paint over those yummy colours i've added a face and with a light white wash am pleased that i can see the runs coming through and adding to her skin tone. This is where i am with it so far.....
Last night marked the end of my art therapy course! How I wish it could have continued, i wasn't ready for it to finish. We were asked to create an image of where we see ourselves within a ball of wool (seriously you had to be there!!)
It's hard to describe what this means. But...i really do not have an issue with showing images that possibly reveal my innermost thoughts and feelings. It's good to share.
The second image was to be of what ingredients we felt we brought to the course. This was a difficult one....but a 15 minute spontaneous image revealed this.........
Strangely, group image that we created at the beginning of the course which was shown after this image was created, revealed this........
A very very similar image! And totally unplanned....so what does that mean????? Does that mean i've learnt nothing? Come full circle???? A question i've been asking myself all day.
So thats it...it's done, over....i feel quite sad.
On the upside...my mum is home from her 3 1/2 months away in oz....and this is one of the things she gifted me.....