Friday, 22 July 2011

The beauty of experimentation

You really need to enlarge this image (just click on it) to get into the lush colour and texture.

The beauty of experimentation is that it is just that. In the words of a certain Mr Gump, you just never know what you're gonna get. And because of this uncertainty, we're not too fussed about the end result. I touched on this last week with my finger painting, but it's worth mentioning again.

It's just play and it's very relaxing - just what was needed after the week I've had.

Collage, textures, paint, glue, ink, more collage, paint and glue. Fun. Perfect for Paint Party Friday.

29 comments:

  1. I LOVE this- all those yummy colors and textures and the image you chose to put with it is perfect! I have to ask; is that the corrugated part of a piece of cardboard? I think I may have to play with this style- I"m finding it VERY inspiring!
    Oh and BTW, I doubt very seriously I'll have my "wings" piece finished for Sunday- I might just have to submit my reference photo :)
    x0
    Steph

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  2. I always tend to start off my paintings with play. Looks like you're having loads of fun. :)

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  3. Play indeed! Love how this one turned out. Very creative.

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  4. i really like this - the idea of working on corragated cardboard is fabulous - ready made texture! The 3d element is wonderful. Playing with art is really worthwhile!

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  5. Ooooh a very pretty collage, textures work so well together. Nice job!

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  6. Oh, loving this...always fun to break out the goods for some experimenting! Love the color and textures! POP ART MINIS

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  7. Oooooooh!! Loving this! Great texture and the colors just pop! I wish I was able to let go and play more with my art. I am constantly working on my perfectionist tendencies! lol

    Glad you enjoyed creating this! That is what counts the most!

    :)

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  8. I love the splash here and there. That's what is fun about painting, you can really do what you want. Great collage, lots of texture. Happy PPF!

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  9. I love how you experiment ~ so creative and this piece is luscious ~ !

    New to PPF ~ Hope you will come visit ~ my blogs ~ ^_^

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  10. Soooo creative and engaging! Love it! HAPPY PPF!

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  11. This is great. Love all the texture and feel to it!!

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  12. It looks like you had great fun doing that collage. Sometimes, like you say, it's just what we need. Happy PPF x

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  13. Terrific experiment and loving all that wonderful sheen. Thank you for the news on the weather next week, brill. Happy PPF and continue having fun. Annette x

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  14. There is such an illusive feel to your blog, and this piece in particular! I don't experiment enough. Instead I just keep painting over mistakes! Nice placement of color!! Well done! Happy ppf! Hope you have a good weekend to make up for your rough week!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. This is beautiful Lisa, love the texture you used for the background. It is fun to see your experiments, that just magically have become beautiful art.

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  16. Lovely result of very creative play. The best way to go.

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  17. very worth enlarging! I enjoyed every aspect of it especially the colors! :)

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  18. Very cool!! Lovely colours and texture!! I really love that you try EVERYTHING!!!! Your pieces are so varied that I never know what to expect each week when I click on your link! I love that, very inspirational indeed! :)

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  19. Lisa
    This is groovey! (In more ways than one)LOL
    Love your experiments!

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  20. Very cool Lisa! Looks like you are having great fun!

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  21. Oooh - all of this experimentation is fantastic... your collages, your paintings, your combos... Wonderful! It is such fun to watch you play :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  22. Yes you hit it perfect, art is play. Thats why its so fun, especially when you experiment like this. You did fantastic!Deb

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  23. Isn't it amazing what is created when we allow ourselves to just go for it and experiment? I love this...all the texture & different colors. Plus, I am SO loving the use or corrugated cardboard. Looks so cool!

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  24. This is so wonderful...the colors , layers and textures. And it was an experiment? why I would do it again! Happy PPF. take care, gerri

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  25. Love this..I did enlarge it and you really have wonderful colors and depth! :) Nan

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  26. I like it! Experiments are even more fun when the outcome is so pleasing!

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  27. Looks like a great way to relax, just play and see what happens.

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  28. Oh my..so Fabulous..loving the energy and sensory texture to this whole piece...beautiful!

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