Adding the Finishing Touches

 

How do I know when a painting is done?

Well, for me is all about feeling. As I go through the motions of applying each color, little by little layers are built on top of each other,ย revealingย the work of art.

In other words, the harmony created by motion and color speaks to my heart letting me know to put down the brush.

The picture above shows part of a big painting measuring 50 x 100 inches.

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Painting: Gabriel

Making the video was harder than I thought.

I did a test run on Saturday, but it came out terrible. During painting, I forgot about the camera and step right in front of it many times. I have to figure out a way to do it. Maybe, it only works on small pieces.

In the mean time, here is a piece I did on Sunday. It has a story behind it. I started it three years ago, but for whatever reason I never finished it. Well, yesterday something told me to bring it out and try one more time and this is the result.

I am happy about the outcome, so I asked the art director if I could showcase the painting on the upcoming exhibition, being that it has the same color scheme as my other paintings… she approved and said she loved it… Yay!!!

So, from flowers to flamingos to this!

I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful rest of the day!

PS. painting is 30 x 40, acrylic on canvas ๐Ÿ˜€

Painting: Funky Flowers

A couple of days ago I experimented with color to get out of my recent mental block.

However, I realized today that it is not so much that I was experimenting with paint, but with my boundaries. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, again today, and did my best to overcome any fear of making a mistake or ruining another canvas. In the process, it felt as if every step I took brought me closer to a different state of mind; one with unlimited possibilities.

It would be perfect if I could repeat it many times more in the future ๐Ÿ˜€

Now, talking about the future…

I will try for the first time to video my painting process. How exciting!! And along with it, I will share a few techniques I use. I am no expert, but some of you have asked me about it.

Regarding time, I noticed that I have neglected my other websites, myย Etsy and print shop. I believe a schedule to manage all my online sites, take pictures, read, paint, prepare for events and so on would help me balance things out. I love spending time on WordPress, reading all the blogs, enjoying the beautiful art and photography, so I will still make time for that as well.ย I am sure most of you know what I mean. I believe dedicating a day to each site is a good start. I am sure I will find the perfect fit by trail and error.

You might not see me here every day, but behind the scenes, I will continue to paint and share it with you frequently.

Thank you all for your support, wonderful comments and friendly hearts ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a wonderful evening!

Painting: Experimenting

After a week break I was incredibly disconnected.

It felt strange not being able to just pick up the brush and paint with ease. This couple of days, I’ve ruined two canvases, forcing my self into creativity. It was not the first time it happened, but I had forgotten how it felt – disconnected, lost and a bit scared. So, I gave up trying and let go.

I really don’t know what happened between then and now, but today I felt in sync again. The only thing I can add to it, is that I am grateful.

I know this is a very simple painting, but I like that it is loose, colorful and carefree. (the picture had poor light, so it came out a bit fussy :()

Painting: Acrylic on stretch canvas, 24 x 48

Thank you for visiting! ๐Ÿ˜€