Thursday, 11 May 2017

Moving out of the art journal...


It's always an adventure to move out of the art journal and on to canvas. How will my favourite techniques work? Can I bring something to life that people will want to put on a wall? Or should my art just stay in a book?

This canvas had been hanging around for ages. First I did all the rectangle bits. It was all right, but needed something more. I was happy with the colours, but there was something missing. So I wrote on it.

And hated it.

I covered up the writing and added some circles, because who doesn't like circles? But there was still something missing, so it stood against the wall for months.

Then a couple of days ago I dragged it out, turning it this way and that, trying to work out what it needed. By turning it 90 degrees I found a space that just called out for a face.

Now it felt better.

I may add some words - just subtle ones - or I may not. Who can tell?


Joining in the fun at Paint Party Friday.






7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! That background is stunning. Don't you love it when you can drag something out and bring it to a conclusion? Happy PPF

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  2. Love the face that has emerged from this wonderful canvas! Happy PPF!

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  3. I love it! Those rectangular bits are a great detail, and you certainly made something that people would want to put on their wall!

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  4. Beautiful and a very pensive expression!! I could relate. As of late I have been covering up old canvases. I could so relate to this post! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. Wow I love this piece of art. The face is excellent.

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