Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Studio Work

Yay, it's Wednesday. Halfway through the week!

I've been all over town this week working, but spent some time in the studio yesterday working on this 36x36" painting for a client. Her color scheme is mainly gray/white/black with splashes of yellows and turquoises. 

It's not done, but it's coming along nicely, and it's probably about 85% there. It reminds me of pointillist work, and it's very impressionistic. I actually got the ideas for the little donut circles from a fabric designer that I studied in college (i learned things there! ah!). Naturally, I don't remember the designer's name, but I remember the look ;) I wish I still had the fabric design that I made and printed, but alas, I do believe it's long gone. Anyway, that's where I get the ideas for these paintings. 

here is is when I first started this morning:

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(dreary day outside, brightened up by my new neon paints in the window. not to say I don't love dreary days, because I actually do, and I kind of think they're the best for canvas painting...and coffee drinking)

here is moi, at work. I kind of thought they were starting to look like barnacles, which totally gross me out (ps have you ever heard of Trypophobia? Fear of tiny clusters of holes. Yeah... I might be teetering on the edge of this. I am not scared of them, but very much grossed out!) . but.. the whole piece is giving the idea of a sort of natural, earthy piece... maybe it's flowers drifting to and from each other in the water, maybe it's a reflection of water, maybe it's a galaxy, etc, etc...nature has a way of repeating shapes and flows, yet never being the same. It's cool like that.

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My paint tray made it's own cool shape:

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After it did this by itself, I didn't want to ruin it, so I kept inadvertently working around it, hah.

And here is where I ended up at the end of the day:

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It's not done, but it's getting there!

13 comments:

  1. It's looking amazing. I love reading your thought process along the way. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. looks great and I love those colors!

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  3. I love it! your very talented!

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  4. Love it Kristen! I think I love everything you paint though, keep up the great work!

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  5. Love it Kristen! I think I love everything you paint though, keep up the great work!

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  6. Thank you guys! Glad you like to read my thought processes... i was thinking i may have gotten too wordy :)

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  7. I love it!! I wish it was going on etsy

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  8. beautiful, as always...love the dripping paint!

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  9. Painting is beautiful! The post is not too wordy. I loved hearing where your inspiration came from and the nature stuff is always a nice reminder of where patterns and inspiration may be found and where they lead.

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  10. Painting is beautiful! The post is not too wordy. I loved hearing where your inspiration came from and the nature stuff is always a nice reminder of where patterns and inspiration may be found and where they lead.

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  11. Painting is beautiful! The post is not too wordy. I loved hearing where your inspiration came from and the nature stuff is always a nice reminder of where patterns and inspiration may be found and where they lead.

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  12. Beautiful painting, I love the pretty colors!

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  13. I thought I was the only person who's grossed out by barnacles!! Blech!

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