Work in Progress (WIP)

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I have 2 WIP canvas’s going. One is 30×30″ and the other is 36×36″ I tend to lean towards the squares, I like them a lot. Funny story… I was at Binders getting canvas’s 70% off a week ago. I was so excited, I was going to get some big ones that I have never worked on before. So I got a super big one… a 48×48″, I was giddy with excitement. I picked 3 other ones too, smaller but still large. WELL I purchased my canvas’s, had an employee help me to my car with these large canvas’s. I get my other three in my car, it was time for the 48×48″, it wouldn’t fit in the trunk, I didn’t think it would but it would certainly fit in the back seat for sure… NOPE! It was an inch too big!! I was devastated! Talk about my bubble bursting. So we went back in, head down in defeat. I returned the 48×48″ and asked about a 40×40″ canvas and to my surprise they had one! So I snatched it up and it fit beautifully in my car. I learned a valuable lesson that day, I can only paint on canvas’s that will fit in my car. (and with out kids in the back seat!!!) I am saving that 40×40 for Flora Bowleys course in October, can’t wait!

 

OK, here is one of my canvas’s, its a 30×30″ and where it took me surprised me.

This is Layer 1… Warm colors and a hint of green, just had to.

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Layer 2, I added texture to the piece, molding paste and joint tape which is my favorite!

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Layer 3… Cool Colors. By the time I was done with this layer I thought… Ick!

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Then I added more warm colors to try to tame down the piece a bit. Still not liking it but having fun!

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Another layer of blues and greens.

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I saw a bird, my bird, my shamanic bird peaking through at me.

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I then defined the bird some more. This is where I am in the piece when I think to myself… I don’t want to mess it up and I am afraid to move on.

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I had these triangles in the piece earlier and I brought them out some more. Used a new color to add some punch. Not sure where I am going to go from here. I feel a little stuck, its not done, I may start with the feathers and see where that leads me. Usually that helps, just getting myself into the piece again and see where it takes me.

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And there you have it, I will keep you posted on how it ends up. I feel like it still has a little ways to go. I like the journey it has taken me on so far.

Until next time!

One thought on “Work in Progress (WIP)

  1. Kelly Hudson

    I loved looking at the photos and watching your journey! I just recently took Flora Bowley’s True Bloom class and I’m working on a few paintings myself. You have inspired me to do a post soon to show my progress. Thank you

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