Thursday, 21 June 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
It's been a few weeks since I've blogged, but I'm back. I had been working on a new Banner for our church, something I was excited to work on. I had bought beautiful fabric for the background and was going to use leftover felt that I had stored after finishing previous banners. I worked fervently on it and I was liking the results until I was almost completely finished. After I had added some of the last elements, I hung it up on my design wall to look at from a distance and realized it was too busy. I was really disappointed due to all the hours I had put into it, but there really wasn't any way of salvaging it, so I have had to accept that it didn't work and let it go. I'll probably find a use for some of the fabric so I won't toss in it the trash heap but instead I'll recycle it into something else. Oh well, not everything we create become masterpieces and we always learn something, even from failed projects. Now to move on.
I have a few relatives getting married this year and I usually present them with a piece of artwork as part of their wedding gift so I have begun planning various pieces. I try to come up with something that appeals to the couple when I plan and I have asked family members for ideas. This latest painting will be done on heavy watercolour paper with fluid acrylic. Fluid acrylic behaves like watercolour but the colours are more vibrant and it dries permanent so that when it is rewetted, the paint will not come off as with watercolour. The subject is a closeup of a daylily.
As you see, I haven't gotten very far on this painting. Hopefully I will be able to get to it a little more often this week.
|A glimpse of my failed project|
|First colours, background|