I finally did it. After putting it off for way too long, I set to painting the last two evenings. I've had the supplies for years and I've tried my hand at it a few times, but lately I've managed to come up with something half decent (or at least I'm not completely repulsed by it). I still have a long way to go and lots to learn, but I'm doing it and enjoying it. And I'm showing you??? I know you'll be kind.
This first one is simple with lines thick and thin going this way and that. The colours are navy, charcoal, light grey, blush and gold.
I was inspired by this painting in Kelly Wearstler's book, Hue.
And then I went a little crazy and tried something very abstract and dramatic. I realize this look is not for everyone, but it works for me. The colours make me happy.
I actually started by painting the canvas a dark navy and the sides are a charcoal grey. Turquoise blue and gold brighten it up, and I experimented with some drips and splatters in black.
Dare I ask what you think? At any rate I now have something on the canvases and it was fun putting that something there. Now, to tackle the 3x4 canvas I have waiting for me. She intimidates me just a little.
Have a fabulous weekend, friends! Thanks for reading.