Saturday, June 26, 2010

beginning paintings

i start painting the backgrounds in a mad whirl of color and energy with no idea where it's all going. i cover my immediate area with inspiration; even my own to remind me of past mark making, color and imagery. does anyone else do that?
beginning paintings
beginnning backgrounds
i've been painting so much lately for specific purposes-- themed shows & illustrations-- that these paintings are just for me to get back to what i love. i have 2 shows already lined up for september, so while i need to get working towards them i also want to experiment and feel back to the basics of gushy paint love that make me feel alive.

i'll keep you posted on their progress.

xoxoox

8 comments:

Ms. Smart said...

yeas, love just flowing with paint. mood. feeling. desire. no direction, just what feels right.

Carola Zajdman said...

Great way to create, love it !!!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

These make me want to jump off the computer and head to the studio. I love the gorgeous messy way that you create.

Ludid said...

your color palette is so vibrant. the energy of your work certainly comes across.

The Creative Beast said...

OOOH! i love all that bright color!

and between you and me: i keep copies of my favorite artworks i've created to look at for inspiration too! sometimes i want to go back to some work and put a different twist on it later and there's nothing wrong with that! =-)

amy said...

Beautiful! I have done sketches and paintings in journals and then I never do anything with them so now I am making lists of themes and finding all these great ideas in my journals which I will pull out!

The Dreaming Bear said...

What fun, beautiful pictures! Love seeing works in progress! I also like to be surrounded by things that I love and reminders of past work when I sit down to create. Keep on keepin' on!

danielle said...

OH Mati!!! These colours are AMAZING! SO beautiful all together! It's wonderful to see you painting so much. xo