Sometimes Art is Like Playing
There are times when I sit down and I know exactly what I am going to paint or draw. I have a definite plan, and stick with it. Other times though, I just start to put paint down… and I play.
That is what is what I’ve been doing with a piece I currently have in progress, I just felt like playing, so I took a palette knife and started to cover a canvas in gold paint and modeling paste. Then I put some back and modeling paste, then copper. I am doing a little here, a little there, and waiting for it do dry in between. I am not really trying to make it look like a recognizable object, but rather, I’m just doing what feels right, and ending up with an abstract design. Its relaxing and fun, like a game though it is a little costly to put so much modeling paste down on one canvas. Sometimes when I paint abstract like this I come up with things I really like, and other times I don’t care for the result at all, either way I had fun playing in the paint.
Here is what the piece looks like so far:
Other Projects are happening too.
The drying takes a long time when the paint is put on so thick, so I also have other projects going at the same time. One of which is that I am experimenting with oil paint. I haven’t really worked in oils, so its a learning process, and so far I don’t have anything in oils that I’ve finished. Soon though I will complete at least one oil painting and post it on here.