Begining and Ending a Painting

Back to painting outside with an abundance of paint and fresh air.

Begin a painting early in the evening around 5 pm, by quickly putting something on the canvas before you head off to start dinner arrangements. The BBQ or take out food has lend themselves quite nicely with this program.

Often times artists will sketch an image or design on paper before they get started on a big canvas. That would be the right thing to do if you plan on spending a serious amount of time on the painting or are working on a commission. However, I set this summer, 2012, up to be stress free and to take the opportunity to use canvas’ that have been laying around without a cause.

Household tools and regular paint brushes have been used throughout this painting, and the adding or taking away from the canvas created a half day event (for this particular canvas). You’ve seen how I started but now see how it ends….If you have ever baked Christmas cookies or made a Birthday cake you may recall sprinkling coloured sugar or candy on top. Well, I felt this canvas needed a sprinkle of something and this is what happened.

The blue line through the centre was meant to be sprinkles, but, the paint brush was a little too heavy with blue paint so it streaked as I flicked the brush. I LIKE IT!

It just happens that way sometimes and YOU are the only one that knows it was a happy accident.


About artist and illustrator

I'm a textile artist, resourceful and excited about making things. Dog walks with my pooch "Charlie" is inspiring and an opportunity to develop ideas from nature and people whom we meet on our strolls. There is a story behind my art making, it's in the series, I don't make just one but many from the same idea, but! not one will look like the other, each piece of art is "one-of-a-kind".
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