Vandaag weer een stukje verder gelopen op het pad van gisteren.
Weer op 50/70 cm, weer over een oude grote 5-minute painting heen.
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Today walked a little further back on the path yesterday.
Weather on 50/70 cm, again on a big old five-minute painting it.
Today I walked further on the same path. Still experimenting with the Burnt Sienna. The same shapes are still appearing, I am not forcing them to change... Maybe I will paint them forever ;-)
Half way the process I thought: hmmm this looks nice. But I didn't feel like the painting was done. So I photographed the half-way-painting, and painted on. So I could decide afterward if I had gone 'too far'.
Here it is:
What do you think?
Next thing I did was making two 5-minute paintings. This time I made them om a newspaper. Just to try out and just because I didn't have that size paper around.
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Today I painted on an old painting that I cut in small pieces. Usually it works well, because I then already have an 'interesting background' to paint on.
This time I was less content: I think the lower part of the painting is a bit muddy.
The other thing is that I used cadmium red for the first time. It was from a very old 'artist quality' tube that I had somewhere. Wow - it makes a difference to paint with highly pigmented paint.
I just signed up for a class from Jane Davies about colour. My first painting class ever - I am really looking forward to that!
For that class I need to buy a lot of very expensive artist quality paint. I would not do that so easily, unless somebody forces me;-) !!!
So I am actually looking forward to painting with another quality of paint.
Oh yes: and with the leftover paint I did two five minute paintings.
I actually very much like the expressive quality of those 5-minute-paintings. Very often more than the work that I spend more time on... The 'serious work', so to speak ;-)
Today I liked the second one, with the white paint on top best.
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Today I did not continue painting on the 50/70 cm paintings, simply because my titanium white is almost gone, ad I need to go and buy some new!
So today I painted two paintings of 20/20 cm (8/8 inch). On top of an old painting.
Today a new color came in: Burnt Siena.
A wonderful colour, I think!
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Today I wandered a bit more on the path of the 5-minute painting.
This time I did it on decent paper (that is: still the left-over-wallpaper, but that is fine for now). At least that's the quality that I can work longer on. The paper of yesterday was too thin.
The sizes are: 50/70 and 50/50 cm (that is 20/28 and 20/20 inch).
I really wonder where those paintings will go. And if I will ever finish them ;-)
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Here below I post the other two paintings:
Today: something completely different again.
As you maybe have read before, I was very inspired by the postings of Jane Davies lately. Yesterday she wrote a new blog about 5-minute paintings, and I decided to now try the 5-minute paintings on a larger scale (this time 50/50 cm, that is about 20/20 inch).
That means more paint per minute ;-)
So no painting with leftovers anymore on a small piece of copying paper, I had to really use paint out of the bottle. I indeed painted straight out of the bottle.
The result is a bit 'wobbly' (probably also due to the fact that I used really thin paper, from the Ikea children's painting paper roll. And also my foam brushes are nearly dead.). But anyway: I just loved it!
The ticking time really gives me no time to think or worry about the outcome.
I used really bright 'childlike' colours. Loved to see yellow and red on my paper after all that green and blue from the last months.
These painting are not meant as finished items. Just as start-ups, or as a kind of big sketchbook. I should have painted them on better paper I think: it is not so nice to work further on a piece of paper that is so thin.
So: lots of things to think about...
At least I had fun!
Have a nice day!
Here below you find the four paintings that I made today.
Above you see the fourth (and I think the last for some time) in the series that I was making since last thursday.
This time I turned it around: black on the forefront, green and white on the background.
It was not so easy painting this time. Maybe because I was torn between: 'Am I quitting working on this small series?', or: 'Shall I just make another one, so I can learn everything possible from this kind of thing?'
I decided for the last as you can see.
I tried one other thing:
This might take some explanation.
When my mother-in-law died, maybe seven or eight years ago, we had these huge piles of books to go through. Including a very tine old atlas (see photo below). Very tiny is 11/15 centimeter.
It almost was falling apart, and we had so many books to go through that I almost threw it away. But since I always have liked maps and atlases, their beautiful colours and forms, their weird names, and their unknown worlds that lie behind the names, I kept it. With in my back the idea: 'one day I am going to do something with it'.
That day was today!
I hesitated because it is such a beautiful tiny nice little atlas. But I did it anyway.
It was just a try out, in a few minutes. But I like the atmosphere of old worn colours, the scribbles and signs, the contrast between dark and light.
So I probably will be working on this further on.
Hopefully also with Indian Ink. I couldn't get the bottle open (since it is so sticky). I need the strong hands of my husband to open it -)
And he is away for some days, so the Indian Ink will follow later.
Here you find the photo's of the atlas:
And at last I tried a 5 minute painting with the left over paint.
I put on the timer, and when it started to tick I found out that there was hardly any paint left on my palette. But I worked on anyway, using among other things the watersoluble crayon with water. (the blue one).
Did not turn out so well I think, but that's the nice things of 5 minute painting. I don't expect myself to create miracles in 5 minutes;-)
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Today I worked further on the theme that I started thursday and friday last week.
I still work with the wrinkled brown paper, the red background and the blue/green/white foreground, and the big contrast between black and white. And of course with all the scribbles and lines.
I did a 5 minute painting again, with the leftovers from my palette.
Really like that exercise!
See below for the result.
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Today I worked further on the theme that I started yesterday: black/white contrast, green shapes. I like the 'spacy' atmosphere it breathes. Like planets in space ;-)
The other thing that I did was doing a 5-minuts-painting. I was inspired to do so by artist Jane Davies, who is a real inspiration for me, and who offers very generously a lot of her art and techniques on her website .
So I took a simple piece of paper (just copying-paper).
Took my leftovers on my palet from the first painting.
Put my timer on 5 minutes and started painting!
Actually I cheated for 20 seconds, since at the end I missed a contrast between all this green and blue. And I knew already that I did not like the red crayon since it is too harsh (see my experiment yesterday).
So for the first time since ages I took the ocre crayon.
Which worked pretty well I think.
Here below is the 5-minute-painting...
Oh: and below that I posted the process of the first painting. I like taking pictures in between the stages of the painting, so I might well bore you with it;-).
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Here below is the process of the first painting. The first red stage is a leftover from an earlier painting. See yesterday...)
Today I worked again on a small format. I worked further on something that I did before in my sketchbook (working with the big black/white contrast. The fact that I glue the brown paper on the page makes it easier to create texture. So: lots of experiments.
Because I finished so soon, I used my sketchbook again (now working on loose xerox-papers).
Again on a 'lift-paper' - you can't see anything of the monoprint anymore. I think it did not turn out so well, but that's part of making a sketchbook I guess.
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Today I really had fun painting.
I combined the 'glueing paper' with the coloured painting. So no black and white today.
I used brown packing paper, maybe you can see it shine through.
I worked on a small scale (25/25 cm). It works good for me to try new things out on a small scale. And then later maybe trying it out on a larger surface.
For this painting I used an old painting of mine that I made in the beginning of the year (at my first '30 paintings in 30 days, which was a revelation at that time).
I cut it in four pieces and am going to use them all as background for new paintings.
Below I show the whole process.
Thanks for your visit, and have a nice (painting?) day!
Today I went further along the lines that appeared last friday. I glued pieces of newspaper to a piece of drawing paper with 'acrylbinder'. And than I used white paint and Indian ink on top of it, and scratched it with a palet knife.
Still like the white/greyish/black 'misty' atmosphere very much. And also it is fun to work with the ndian againg.
The only thing is: it does not look very good on this website. Because it is white, it does not look very nice on top of the white background of the website.
The other thing that I did is something that I already was thinking about for longer.
I used a piece of 'wastepaper'. Paper that I used to lift of the paint of other (coloured) paintings.
Actually full of 'monoprints'.
I used black Indian Ink and a little bit white paint on top of it.
Just for an experiment, not really meant as a 'finished' work.
Thanks for your attention!
p.s.:below is the 'wastepaper-monoprint-indian-ink-experiment':
Today I wanted to try to paint with more colours in one layer (so not only cold or warm colours, but both in the forefront).
I found it really difficult, and am not satisfied with what came out. (Can I say that in public?)
This in contrary to what happened friday, that was really a surprise for me!
Maybe it (painting with more colours) is something that I 'think that I should do'. Make colourful pictures with all kinds of colours on it. But right now it feels much too difficult for me.
Or: maybe it doesn't fit me in this stage of development.
But anyway: trying is always good, I guess!
But a little bit frustrating it was...
Have a nice day!