Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Artswap pic

This year I am branchin out ya'll! I actually did a paintin and gave it to someone I din't even know! Michael got me to participate in the Artswap this year.

I love to paint and draw as you guyes know. I had the correct size canvas here, I had paints. I had an idea. I wanted to do another sailboat picture. I had done one when I was a kid before I quit painting and for some reason I wanted to do another one.

So I picked up one of the canvases that I had already had made the background funky. Started painting the sky blue, like the clouds. I opened my white tube of paint and it was stopped up. So I sqqqqquuuuueeeeezzzzzzeeeedddd and plop. . . a big ole spot of white had pooped out. I thought. hmmm, this is the sun. and I added a little yellow and more white. Already had a blue water line. Then I let it dry. I work in oils. So it take a day or 6 to dry.

I walked back by a few days later and decided it was dry enough but it needed something. So I pulled out the green and made trees. Then added some white/yellow and gave them highlights.

I let it alone.

Came back the next day and I thought. This reminds me not of water but of the mountains in New Mexico at night.

Here is what it looked like.

It's a touchy feely painting. Those are my favorite kinds. I hope the person that gets it likes it.
Anyway for all you artists, David Pringle has this every year. So get ready for next year.

Have a jolly good kackle letting ideas come to mind!


Pat Tillett said...

I'm sure they'll like it!
I have zero talent in this area...

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

that's awesome!

i can't paint. i can barely color within the lines.

Anonymous said...

I love it! And so does my partner. The colors (particularly the blues) and style totally fit in with what we have going on in our living room. Seriously: not just being nice. Love it. Thank you so much. =)

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Well Lindsey, You made me cry! I'm so glad you like it and it fits in your room!

Pat and Teresa thanks so much! I was worried! But it seems Lindsey likes it! YAY!!

Valerie said...

I am full of admiration. It's a lovely picture. Really effective. Well done, you.

Anonymous said...

What a rich painting! I love paintings with texture. And I love what happens when I let go of trying to control the materials and just let them do what they want to do. A splotch turns into a tree. A smear becomes a cloud. So many things to discover when I let a higher power take over my painting. - G
PS. Loved the e-mail you just sent me. I was afraid to look at the pictures at first, but then, wow, what an amazing surprise at the end!

gayle said...

OMG!! It is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

wow nice painting. i can barely draw a tree. i guess painting is not my thing.

anyway... when i see it, i imagine one scene from Harry Potter and The Prisoner From Azkaban. when Harry was doing the patronus against so many dementors, near the Lake at the night. hehehe...

nice to know you, kalynn. i'm blogrolling you. hope thats ok :D

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

THANK YOU GUYS!! You are making my head swell!!

Hey Dizzy, glad to have you! And I love your vision of the pic! I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan! Maybe that was what I ws thinking of when I did this pic! =0)

Pat said...

Sheesh! Even when you're fooling around it comes out that nice? I'm impressed!