I just finished my latest paintings.There is something about the lack of refinement that is both attractive to me and vexing to me. There is a homey-ness, painterly feel; simplicity in the execution. Or maybe the desire to have simplicity in the execution. I will be doing more paintings like this.
In the end, it about beauty and color and things that are shiny.
Like the days spent playing in your mothers jewelry box or something. The preciousness and value in the gems are the ones you feel inside; the value is personal and internal.
Two paintings: Affordable Opulence and Opulence is an Illusion. Both by Karmen Brown (2012)
This was done on 5″ x 7″ canvas panel. There is tissue paper, rhinestones, and chiyogami paper…glitter…and ribbon. This is the first of umm..14. Because Valentine’s Day is on the 14th! That means I have to get more canvas panel.
With this project, I wanted to just use tissue paper, but then I decided it needed something. Then it needed something more again! Have a bunch of blue hearts in my supplies so I will probably use those in the 2nd collage. Blue and Purple
Mod Podge is fun!
Here are some of the songs that played while I was working:
My plan is to do some tomorrow. Classes started again and I may be getting yet another class. If these locations were right around the corner I’d be o’k. But I spend so much time in my car, it is ridiculous. Don’t get me started on the gas.
In anycase, I will do some ACEOs tomorrow. I got these awesome markers from Japan so I think I will use them for these projects. Oh my! I need to update my monthly art thingie…
O’k I have decided to some items with a Valentine’s theme. I found some great stuff while straightening out my work area.
I also found some Chiyogami paper. Hmmm…yeah, I will use these for the collages too.
I also want to do something for “The Year of the Rat.” I heard the Year of the Rat was going to be lucky for Rabbits..so whoohoo!
Tomorrow I may make a trip to the supply store. I want to make some hairclips and I need some hard cardboard for some pins I want to do. I have all this fabric that I am not doing anything with. Yeah, I have a lot of ideas. I have all this tissue paper for my chigirie art that I have yet to do…so much, so much, so much..
My art related New Years resolutions are to put myself and my work out there more. I also promise to have more confidence in my abilities and stop selling myself short. I promise to produce more and to take more chances in my work. I always play it safe.