Here are some new abstract paintings-acrylics on watercolour paper. I thought I would experiment with a limited palette of neutrals with a punch of colour here and there. Not sure if they are finished or not...
Once it was transfered onto the canvas the image was reversed.
The background is a combination of stencil patterns using acrylic paints.
I also used acrylic markers on the model's hair and dress.
I felt the painting needed more excitement in the background-I added black lines and used dollies to stencil a pattern. Butterflies cut from magazines were added to her hair and skeleton leaves were used as earrings. I will let this dry and see what else it needs...
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Whenever a new year comes along I try and reflect on what went on the previous year- what resolutions I made-which ones I kept, which ones were dumped by the wayside and what hopes and promises I have for the new year ahead. Sometimes I find it a bit depressing-as I don't always achieve all my goals which seemed so promising when I made them. I'm sure I am not alone in this struggle. But, by making these goals or resolutions-it gives me something to look forward to and stay focused on.
Here are last years:
Keep fit-I usually do 2-3 exercise classes during the week and have seen some real results, so want to keep that going. Maybe even take up a new sport.
(I kept this up till September-when I started working full time it was impossible to find the time to do it. I did try Body Combat which I enjoyed very much.)
Eat healthy & DRINK MORE WATER!!!
(Yes, was very happy with this one-managed to stay focused.)
Make time for art everyday- even if its a sketch or some journaling.
(Was not as succesful :-(. Mainly because of work commitments.)
Revisit and resolve some unfinished artwork.
(I'm okay with what I tackled.)
Create some LARGE paintings.
(Yes, created some larger mixed media paintings. But still want to make more!)
Teach and attend some art workshops-try a new craft or art technique!
(Was not able to accomplish this goal.)
Open an online shop.
(Nope, nada :-(. )
So what are my goals for this year? Stay healthy, creative and hopefully grow as a person as well as an artist.