Friday, March 22, 2013

EXPERIMENTING WITH PAINTS

Sometimes, it's good to set aside time to just play with one's art supplies, and today was that day for me.  I feel pretty confident creating with paper and glue and gesso and scissors and inks.  But, paints, well, that is quite the different story.  Paint just seems so permanent!  Even unforgiving.

I have an artist friend who began her career by taking a figure from a magazine and painting over it--she swears that that is how she learned to paint!  If it worked for her, why not me?  Today, I found a rather simple ad in a magazine and immediately tore it out and adhered it to a loose journal page.  I have yet to learn about shading, shadows and space, so what you see is just three colors of paint rubbing up against each other--but happily so.

I love using my word stamps to express myself, and think the one I used here is perfect since this lady appears to have an attitude, while at the same time appearing naked.  

All this said, I can't take credit for the underlying element of the piece of art, but I can take credit for painting it!


Thanks for coming by today!  I hope you will take a moment to leave a comment so that I will know you were here!

Joy to you!


24 comments:

  1. LOL Kay -- its absolutely wonderful! I love the simplistic sassiness of it!. ,-) Gosh how I wish we were closer -- I could teach you to paint in no time. You're a bright and enthusiastic person so I'm sure when you google and watch some painting shows, you'll get it figured out in no time at all. OH -- and yes, paint is permanent -- until you gesso over it. ,-)

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  2. I love it! I think it's fantastic:)...and yes Gesso is my friend :)

    Vanessa W

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  3. I love it! I think it's fantastic:)...and yes Gesso is my friend :)

    Vanessa W

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  4. That is a great idea and your painting is very cool.

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  5. I loooooooooooooove it and the technique too! I think it's perfect! WTG Kay, you are one clever lady! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  6. I love this! I love how the blue defines her face like hair. Very cool! :)

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  7. LOVE this idea and this is just gorgeous!!

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  8. She is a sassy gal.....love the quote, Veronica Lake is flitting through my mind, or Greta Garbo - both sassy gals. xox

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  9. OH what fun!! Love the Sassy Britches quote! This turned out wonderful!

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  10. Thats great Kay, I am still learning to paint too (badly) good idea for practice.

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  11. This is so cool and the quote is fabulous! Love it! xx

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  12. This is fabulous Kay, what a brilliant idea and so beautifully done. Well done you xx

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  13. I love the progression of your artistic expression. I love how you share it with others, so that they are also encouraged to try new things.

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  14. I really appreciate your work Kay, and the way you present and introduced it, always so true and interesting... Even if sometimes, i have to look at a word in my reverso dictionary LOL! :) But for blogs like yours, it's a real pleasure, you can be sure of that... I love your simple page, so delicately done, congrats !!! Have a very food we, Coco xxx

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  15. Of course I wanted to write have a very "good" we ha-ha ! Hugs. xx

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  16. just love this page.. when you asked us to read from FB.. I just knew it was going to be a GOOD MISTAKE!! But you meant to do that!! YOU ARE a DIVA!! :-) Love it!

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  17. Kay this is fabulous and what you have done is such a cool way to learn. I love this idea and I love that picture. Just my style. Minimalistic... just gorgeous.

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  18. I love this! Very simple, yet super strong. I don't think you have to know anything about any of the serious stuff to enjoy painting. Just get those paints out and start experimenting. Something about the feel of the brush on the paper just feels magical! Keep painting!

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  19. What a neat idea! I need to go through my magazines now. :-)

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  20. Kay....this is awesome! I love the mystery of the figure with her "tude". Perfect words chosen for her! This is brilliant! xxoo

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  21. Hi Kay,
    I love my Color-bathes, but I would like to be able to create pictures like this... Thank you for teaching me
    Ciao Beate

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  22. Hi Kay, I love this and what a fab idea, I shall have to try sometime :) Big hugs from Poppy and me xx

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  23. This is so simple! So striking! So STUNNING! I love love love it. You are such a gem, Kay. Thank you for always stopping by and giving me a little blog love. I am trying to follow your example and doing it more consistently. (((hugs)))

    ;-> Felicia
    There are no rules!
    http://feliciathejournaljunkie.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hello Kay *waves* Elvina here from artjournaling.ning :). So great to be a follower of your blog, I have my own now too and it's rather addictive isn't it?

    I love this piece! Feel really inspired by it!

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