Friday, September 28, 2018

Blooming true

On the lovely Equinox weekend just past, Portland artist Flora Bowley invited folks near and far to a virtual paint party/open studio, and I was able to play along. After a kind of busy summer, it was delightful to get my brushes wet! 


First lay
Flora has teamed with my art teacher Shiloh Sophia, and brought her unique abstract vision to our canvases before, .... This is the first time I've joined one of her classes.

I chose a smaller 18 x 18" canvas, and have been following the lead of another artist SiStar, Gisela, using this as the foundation of a daily 10-15 minute painting practice. I'm enjoying seeing colors and shapes emerge, and discovering "what's next." Yesterday I glazed and added some crackle plate to a couple of areas for texture.

This week, Maestra Shiloh is painting with many from our community in Italy, and Flora is on wildland retreat under the Central Oregon stars. What wonderful ways to recharge and dream into what's next.
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I'm watching the light change, enjoying the full moon, and dipping my paintbrush in some wonderful colors. I glazed yesterday, and added crackle paste in a couple of areas ...

Happy Paint Party Friday!

6 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely work!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

The layering has great qualities of depth...

Jan (JFM) said...

Very beautiful!
Happy PPF 🎨

sirkkis said...

Lovely colors and interesting movement on both.
Happy PPF and weekend xx

NatashaMay said...

wonderful autumnal colors :)

Lily Leung said...

Lovely colours and layering - something I have not been able to achieve yet. I do not have the patience or the inclination to take any lessons at the moment. I just rather paint by accident.

Lily