Saturday, October 14, 2017

Looking for Challanges

This has been a busy fall with lots of plein air painting in various areas throughout SW Virginia with the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge so I have spent less time indoors or on the computer . You may have followed some of our painting trips through the Double Line Artist blog and the Facebook pages of One Double Line Artist and Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.

This past week we have had some rainy conditions so I have been exploring some new challenges inside and making some plans for projects to keep me busy when the weather is not as pleasant as
it is now.  It has been a while since I have worked with the collage paintings since this seems to be
Poppy Party
a "winter time exercise" for me.  With the rainy days here for several days I returned to doing a bit of collage. As you see this is "Poppy Party" which is collage material I painted on rice paper.  When working with the rice paper I used a random placement of acrylic inks which were spaced on the paper and allowed to mingle in colors.  I put the rice paper aside for a couple of weeks after I had applied color to the paper to use when I decided to do some more collage. 

This was just right to use on those rainy days that were somewhat gloomy.  I had under painted a panel with light colors of blue and green and again this had been stashed away until I decided it's
use.   

When I pulled the painted rice papers out I immediately visualized poppies.....and they should go on
the painted panel..  What fun...it just seemed to make a painting so easily...not always the case.  It was just waiting for those creative juices to kick in!

I also resumed doing some marbling techniques and acrylic pourings which I enjoy doing but are
inside work.  After I finish putting some of these together I will share them on the blog and Facebook.

Most of all....make your painting time Fun, Explore or revisit techniques you have not used for a while.  It keeps the creative juices flowing.

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