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It has been a great weekend. A great weekend almost always include painting, and that’s what’s been up. I’ve spent hours at my easel repainting a canvas – again. This repainting was a bit different though. I liked the the previous one. I liked the idea more then look. So I took the idea and mixed it with the new look I showed the other day. And this is what came out. I call it “Who am I”
It looked like this before.
And here is some work I progress photos.
I´m spending more and more time making art now days. I feel so inspired by the workshop “Drawn to expression”. All though it is a workshop in drawing I feel the need to try my inspiration with paint. This time on a brand new deep edge canvas.
I played with inks, charcoal, acrylics, pencils and markers.
This might not be the prettiest art ever. Parts of my family won´t let me hang this on our walls, but I will do it any way. This is a new kind of art that have grown up on me over time. And it started over a year ago. Not that it have been that obvious where I have been going, but I see it now. The things and methods I have tried during the last year, what kind of art I have loved watching on social media.
I call this piece “Me and I”. Not sure why, but it was so clear. I´m hoping to keep at this kind of art. It felt so good making this. I felt free and true to myself.
I must say I’m so in love with the workshop Drawn to expression, by Gillian Cox. It’s even more then I hoped for.
Today I spent the whole day by my easel. Ok, not all the time. I did some cooking, hanging with my boys and took a lovely sunny fall Sunday walk too. But other then that, it was me and my easel. I just love days like this. I think this might be done, but you never know..
Here is the work in progress:
I started out with an old canvas. So many layers underneath, so much texture.
Then some Indian ink was added
And some more, along with stabilo marks all pencil
I then got carried away and forgot to take photos of the many many stages. But here is some of what happened
As I wrote the other day I’m doing two workshops. I’d like to show my first portraits from the digital workshop, paint & pixels workshop.
It’s quite different to paint on the iPad. First of all its smaller then I normally paint or draw. I love to use large papers or canvases, so the size of the iPad is pretty tiny for me. Then there is the choices and all preferences to chose from. And the pencil that I use on the screen doesn’t work like a normal one. But Ivy and Robin is guiding me so well.
So after the first week this is what I have painted. Hard, but oh so fun. Looking forward to the second week.