New art finish, Flower Frenzy!

November 25, 2016

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My new painting, Flower Frenzy, finished today! 36″x48″, acrylic and mixed media/collage, on canvas

I had a total blast with this one!

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I’ve had this huge canvas sitting in my stash for a couple of years, at least. I’d originally modge-podged it with old newspaper pieces from some papers I scooped in a pile from my late gran’s house, and had this plan to do a very geometric painting on top in shifting colours, kind of like variegated yarn. I started it, had it base-coated in chocolate brown, and some parts painted in, and realized it was dumb idea and I hated it. Annoying. It happens.

So since that never happened, the canvas sat untouched for a looooong time, (other than by the resident spider gang that covered it with icky yucky cobwebs on the back- ugh ugh!).

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Then I decided recently that I needed to do something with it.

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I stuck it up on my easel and just went for it, figuring it had been sitting so long that if I wrecked it? Who cares!

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Turns out though that I didn’t wreck it, and I kind of love how it came out!

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I love painting big, and love painting flowers. SO much fun. No rules and no official plan, just go. I dribbled paint on it, squirted metallic inks, and spritzed it with water to make the base colours run. Omg so fun. I seriously need a studio where I can just leave the painty drippy mess on the floor, but for now Windex takes it right off, even when it’s dry. Really!

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You can still see parts of newsprint and text peeking through in spots, and the paper texture underneath.

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And finished!

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Happy happy!

xoxo

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1 Comment

  • Ariane

    I love it!!

    November 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm Reply
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