this first canvas was already painted on, someone else’s work that i gessoed over in a sloppy, painterly way to create big brush strokes. i love that look and will be doing it again. the textures are great, and the colors that come from staying in the textures are so yummy!
i sprayed india ink and covered it with acrylics and more spray until I was happy
here is some texture love;
look how the colors stayed in the grooves!
the second project came to me as i was cleaning out the bird cage with a toothbrush. i must have been in a zone because i was thinking of chakras and lotus flowers. one canvas for each chakra with its color and symbol and a lotus flower to create a connectedness. i had no clue that each chakra had two symbols, one is a lotus flower with a certain number of petals. i have no knowledge about chakras, except they are energy in the body, each in a certain area of the body, and if they are blocked you have problems. and that they each have a color connected to them. that’s the limit to my knowledge on the subject. so, upon researching them and hearing that one of the symbols is actually a lotus i was thrilled that my vision was a good one. if i had thought of sunflowers and chakras it wouldnt have gone together as nicely.
yesterday i spent most of the day researching, sketching , and painting these canvasses. they are small 8”x10” paintings so as to not take up a whole room with them! they are not complete at all, and the throat chakra (blue) has yet to be started.
here are the 7 canvasses together;
my 14 year old pup, pita, is apparently being the size reference. isn't that nice of him?
solar plexus chakra
third eye chakra
and a sideways crown chakra that has two more rows of petals left to do
i'm not feeling as good today, so will not attempt working on such detailed work. i will possibly go fling paint on another canvas, but we shall see. yesterday was a huge art day, so i won't feel so bad if i take today off.