Saturday, 28 January 2012

Shades

I don't like waste. I hoard tiny scraps of paper that might fit nicely in a collage one day. I roll up ribbons and pieces of string. I keep autumn dried leaves until they fall apart. I pot up leftovers to create something new another day. I feel totally guilty wasting paint - so when I create something that's thick and gloopy and really not going anywhere, it does seem a sensible decision to rub some paper over the top of it and then see where the Muse takes it.

The Muse took it here. She saw herself in amongst the smudges and bade me to draw her. She's very haughty is my Muse. Just look at how she stares down her nose at us.

I love to paint like this - to just take a splodge of colour and texture and then bring life out of it; a life that tells its own story through the very textures of its creation. It's a forgiving technique. Is this what is called abstract realism?

Posting for Sunday Sketches.

36 comments:

  1. its beautiful, I like to save things too, one never knows when you just might havew a need for all those bits and bobs.

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  2. I don't know what style of art you would call this but it is amazing and beautiful!

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  3. Love how you share your process. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  4. I love how she emerged out of this - beautiful! xxoo

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  5. I don't like wasting either. :) I keep the scraps but never do anything with them. :) The paint I just pick up with the brush and put it back into the container. But your way is much more effiecent. :) You get another painting out of it. She looks wonderful!

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  6. I keep all bits of everything too. And I know exactly what you mean about that love of pulling a painting from a splodge of colour and texture ~ such a good way to paint intuitively.

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  7. Hi Lisa, I'm a terrible hoarder of bit and bobs.. Love your painting..:)

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  8. OMG!! This is an amazing creation. It's very powerful and beautiful! GREAT JOB!

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  9. ~i haev been working on my collection of bits that i have managed to hoard...one that has completely taken over a coat closet...so sifting and sorting...i may have to pass some your way!!!

    its a striking piece...how she is almost a shawdow through the paint but her face...her eyes pierce through...she is beautiful lisa...be well this day and much love light and blessings~

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  10. Very dramatic art today Lisa! Nice.

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  11. 'drama queen' ~ well done ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

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  12. What a great piece! I can't bear to waste paint, so I always create something abstract with whatever is leftover. Some of my best work comes that way!!!

    xox

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  13. I understand the hoarding, as I hate to waste anything too! It drives my hubby crazy! I love your haughty girl, and I'm thinking of trying your technique! Happy Sunday!

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  14. WOW this is really good Lisa! I like the look. You know when I look at her it looks like she has a crown of thorns. Very interesting indeed. :)

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  15. Wow..she is divinely gorgeous..i am really drawn to her and the color palette..what colors did you use..they are boldy brilliant and intoxicating!
    Wowness
    Victoria

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  16. wonderful
    i love that you do not like to waste
    and that this inspires your creations
    and a wonderful creation this is!

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  17. Beautiful work..love the abstract and textural look

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  18. It's crazy amazing how you transform something from a to b. This one evokes alot of emotion. Very well done. :)

    Hugs

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  19. I think you struck a very familiar chord with many of us a sfar as not wasting..and the beautiful art that is manifets in our garbage! I love your words and your art, Lisa!

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  20. This is great!!! I love that your Muse likes to show herself peeking from the curtains of serendipity :)

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  21. This is such a wonderfully mysterious sort of piece.

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  22. Your muse is seductive!!! Love the way she peeks out from the color. Exciting painting!

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  23. ohhhh I love that kind of mystery and abstract peaces! I don´t understand conclusive how you do this, but it is amazing ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

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  24. Well, if this is what you created from what would otherwise have been wasted paint, then wow!! I love this - it seems a little surreal to me.

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  25. Um, yeah. You rock. Brilliant! xoxo

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  26. Stunning!!! I keep all scraps too, never throw anything out and my studio is beginning to show it lol thanks for sharing, your work is always beautiful x

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  27. Yep, another hoarder here (only art stuff though).

    Starting to play catchup with the blogs and loving all the stuff I've missed.

    x

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  28. You're right, you can do wonderful things from a recycled materials and every artist should do that. Your previous article made ​​me laugh because I also have tons of books and I enjoy reading and rereading them under my duvet !!!

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  29. I am a recycle//hoarder in my art as well. I love this Lisa. She is stunning.

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