Saturday, April 6, 2013

Using ALL Of My Art

....beginning  of  a  new  month--and  the  start  of  a  new  piece--on  a  larger  canvas  (18 x 24)   I  know  for  some  of  you  that's  a  normal  size  canvas  to  work  on,  but  I'm  more  used  to the  smaller  ones.   I  think  it's   that  big  white  canvas  staring  back  at  me  that  always  intimidates  me.   So  I  just  started  putting  on  paint  and  marks  and  anything  else  that  was  close  at  hand.   Here's  just  a  part  of  the  canvas  from  the  beginning--
 
 
 
And   I  wish  that  I  would  have  taken  more  photos  of  the  rest  of  the  canvas---wasn't  thinking....
 
....because  most  of  it  got  covered  up  once  I  started  going--
 
 
 
...little  bits  and  pieces  peeking  through--and  my  finished  piece  which  came  together  rather  quickly  once  I  let  my  muse  take  over--
 
 
 
Once  I  get  going--I  really  enjoy  working  on  the  larger  canvases.
 
So  going  back  to  my  original  photo--my  start  of  the  canvas---I  decided  to  use  that  image  as  a  background  for  some  more  art.  So  I  cropped  parts  of  it  and  adhered  them  on  to  8 x 8  canvases  (more  my  size)  to  use --a  jumping  off  point  to  create  a  new  piece.   
 
 
 
 
I started with the hot air balloon (my first--I like it! :).....
 
 
which  lead  me  to  finish  the  'story'  of  this  piece--
 
 
 
 
 
Same  story  with  the  next  one--
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
...really  happy  with  these,  and  that's  why  I  wished  I  would  have  taken  more  shots  of  the  original  canvas.  This  is  a  great  way  of  getting  started  with  a  piece  when  you  have  a  little  bit  of  an  artist's  block--it  seems  that  once  the  background  is  down  (no  matter  what  it  is)--it's  easier  to  just  start  creating.
 
And  changing  the  subject--a  few  days  ago  was  Zoie's  first  birthday!!   She's  such  a  little  sweetie!
 

And  another  reason  for  her  to  be  so  happy  is  that  she's  getting  a  new  cousin  in  October--my  daughter   is  having  a  baby!   We  are  SUPER  excited  here!!

13 comments:

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great canvasses Diane, they look so playful! Amazing artwork...
Little Zoey looks so sweet...and another grandchild...wow happy you!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Bren said...

I've told you already that your 'big' canvas is wonderful (it's a small canvas to me :-) So glad you are using portions of it on other pieces because it's a great backdrop. And I love the hot air balloon, more for sure!

Marianne said...

Great artwork!! I admire the way you paint. It really makes me happy and I think I´m not the only one.
Thanks for sharing!
xxx Marianne

Valerie Sjodin said...

Wow, this post is so full of beauty, from your artwork to the beautiful baby and more good news! Thank you for sharing. The canvas with the layers of paint is incredible!

Kathy said...

Your work never fails to amaze me. Hard to believe Zoie is already a year old - the time flies by so fast!

Jeannette said...

WOW,your canvas is so beautiful and iam think not the only one,great art work,makes me really happy.

Hugs Jeannette

Giggles said...

I always love your work...this is beautiful as is little Zoe...Happy Birthday to the sweet girl. Seems like yesterday she was born!!

Hugs Giggles

~Rasz~ said...

Wow Diane! Your beginning canvas was just beautiful and it always amazes me what you create, I loved all the pieces! Happy Birthday to Zoie and congratulations Grandma!!!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOWyour inspiring art works are always stunning masterpieces!

Halle said...

Beautiful!

Creatively yours Fi said...

Your work is gorgeous Diane :) I love it!

Kim Dellow said...

Just so gorgeous, your colours and layers are lovely. Kim

Dawn said...

Loving the canvas work lots of yumminess here to inspire. I will remember about taking photos of the process (I rarely do this) and I like the idea of printing and using it again so thanks for the tip! Dxx

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