It was surprisingly relaxing to take my pliers (some lids never would twist open) and sit in a chair on the porch with another chair as my easel and go to work for a couple of hours for a few days. There was no plan, no inspiration and I just let the different colors go where they wanted to! Yes! Some were too thick and sticky, some were very thin and drippy. I tried to use at least a dab of every one.
As I was finishing up this morning, I was flattered by a young woman who jogs by often, pushing her two children in a stroller, when she stopped to see what I was doing. She was full of questions about my canvas and asked me if I was an artist. She asked me to show her what I was doing and when I did, she actually exclaimed, "You ARE an artist!" Made my day!
She then introduced herself as a "down the road and around the corner neighbor" and said she is an art teacher at a local school. Surprised me.
Well this is my first one and I would like to add to it but my subconscious will have to go to work for additions. I did play on the computer with an overlay and the result is here to show the result. I discovered it is difficult to photograph the colorful and shiny canvas inside as I have to use a flash and that distorts the actual colors. The first four pictures are the same canvas in different positions.
|This has a digital overlay and I call it "Palette."|
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