Sunday, June 11, 2017

Psychedelic Branches

This piece is a fun direction I'm heading- painting on silk!  Today I volunteered with the San Diego Silk Guild at the San Diego Festival of the Arts and we offered a hands-on experience for all visitors.  It was fun to see all the creativity from different people- so diverse.

I hadn't planned to create there but then, when Suz suggested I paint one, I realized this is my Sunday's Not-So-Sacred offering, as I didn't think much, and just painted the gutta on, then mixed colours around the space and then mixed the grey purple for the leaves and was done!  I love that even though I finished, the salt continued to do it's magic- pulling the colours all over the place!

I can't wait to continue to explore painting on silk and I have so many ideas for my fall silk scarf line that will be coming out and available this year. (Here's a clue: organics and geometrics...)

Wishing you a beautiful week!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Rainy Day on a World With Three Suns

This piece is pretty much what this challenge is all about- playing, trying new things, being okay with a mess and then making a judgment call about when it's "done". I have been enjoying creating variations on geometric shapes, and plan to doodle more this summer to build my repertoire and find new combos I like.

Who knows whether this is "done" but being happy with the process, adding and playing and then letting go is what life is all about, right?

Besides, this abstract piece feels like reality on a new world- when there are three suns burning through the clouds, anything is possible!

Enjoy your week!

Peaceful Geofloral

This is so simple, yet so much of what I've been exploring- new techniques and the combo of geometrics and florals. I tried the technique of painting the image first with water, then filling in the water with pigment, which bends and bleeds and moves around randomly.  It is also a bit of a trust, since it is hard to see where the water is, that you are trying to fill with colour.

I love the combo of these colours (you may have guessed, looking at all my work!)  These paints blended so nicely.

Wishing you a peaceful week!