Sunday, October 25, 2009

An eventful weekend for sure!

I've finally done some work outside of school! I took a 30x40 canvas I had previously gesso'd over and did another experimental drip painting. Overnight the rain got to it, and holding it upright to let it dry gave it a massive drip-in-one-direction effect, which kinda looks neat. Looks like magma, really.


However, I feel like something is missing... something more could be added to strengthen this. What do you feel it needs?


I got some precious girl time last night with a few art major buddies. It's so neat how much Merrilee and I have in common, artistically and just personality-wise (we see faces in loads of things!). I showed her and another friend Etsy and they were pretty flabbergasted. They did a lot of web-window shopping, and I may purchase a little gift for one of them (she loves turquoise jewelry). Once life dies down for Merrilee, she'll look into marketing herself as well. She has beautiful landscape paintings, including a cloud series she did that I absolutely love. Hopefully you'll be seeing her soon!

I hope you've all had a great weekend. Everything was going smoothly until I got my first flat tire today. :( Big bummer, really didn't need that. Patrick came to the rescue and hopefully will get it patched at work tomorrow.

The holidays are getting too close!!

5 comments:

Dina Fragola said...

I like it the way it is but maybe it would have more "depth" if you added some black on in the red...

Laura said...

Like mix black and red and add it for darker values, or just add black over the red?

FlockTogether said...

I agree, maybe a few more layers using not only black but maybe some contrasting colors (maybe a bit of greens and blacks)?
I can't wait to see what you do with it! Love it, makes me miss painting.

MAB Jewelry said...

That painting is so vivid and vital as it is.

Sandra said...

I think it's a good piece as is, however I totally think it could use some depth. Maybe create some darker values, but I also like the suggestion of adding in a bit of contrast. Nothing too bold. Just something subtle.