Posts Tagged ‘process

08
Feb
21

… and here is a very sketchy Giselle… one that doesn’t laugh …

Giselle the cow that doesn’t laugh is the full title (see below)… there’s a advert going around here in Europe – only ?? i wouldn’t know – about a laughing cow.. that cow advertises cheese.. and very well so cause it works.. the advert.. at least it did on me.. i love that cheese .. even today. i don’t know if THAT cow has a name… but mine does. Giselle.. as i was sketching her she looked at me and informed me that this was her name.. ok. nobody’s gonna argue with a cow. so here we go……….

Giselle la Vache – qui ne rit pas
sketch on an C6 envelope – 11.4 cm x 16..2 cm
using a black ballpoint pen

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03
Feb
21

… so then i realized something …

i noticed that as of late.. my art started feeling.. “stiff” .. not as spontaneous as it used to be… i thought too much about what i was doing. it felt like …. mh .. imagine a hand.. instead of being open and relaxed it was curled into a tight fist.. it happened several times that when i had finished .. or almost finished a painting.. i just overpainted the whole thing again .. using either gesso, black or white paint because i did not like it… it felt wrong, not me, so i wanted a fresh start. however, i don’t like that !!! ok.. my one excuse might be that i am going through chemotherapy.. that makes me feel incredibly tired amongst other things.. on the other hand, art is what keeps me awake, so to say… so i decided i needed to learn to let go again. instead of a tight fist.. i should open that hand and shake it lose… so… i brought my sketch book to the living room. placed it on the table and as i was watching tv the other night, i took that sketch book and a ballpoint pen … and just started drawing.. not really paying attention to what i was doing.. i just let go.. let lose.. i just went with the flow.. and it felt right.. and in the end.. THIS had happened… as i was watching TV

09
Jun
20

Under the Sun … and some inspiration

this morning i looked through some of my last year’s art.. and found Under the Sun .. and i remembered my inktense pencils.. true… this artpiece is also mixed media.. but based on inktense pencils.. the background was mostly created using them.. and of course the birds, sun, clouds…

i have a large box of them.. and i love them.. their colours are so vibrant .. and so nice to work with.. so why haven’t i been using them?? honestly i don’t know.. i was a bit out of it.. for whatever reason… not too motivated.. kind of a funny mood..

well anyway… seeing Under the Sun gave me the push….. and i started on a new inktense pencils mixed media piece.. first i just scribbled various colours on my watercolour paper.. and then with water.. i created a first layer for a background.. as usual.. i have of course NO IDEA whatsoever where this is going.. that’s the fun of it……. let my inner child take over again 🙂 have a fabulous week all !

20
Feb
20

20201 … no titles just numbers…… ??

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20201 
…… so.. no more titles? maybe.. some of my art.. doesn’t want a title i noticed. in that case i’ll just number it…… and let the viewer hear the story the painting is telling her or him. like this one…
very new techniques i tried in this one… watercolour crayons, gesso.. that’s about it. very much going with the flow…… and i love this comment i got from a viewer from one of my galleries “Patricia, I admire your ability to look at the world through the eyes of an inner child!” … YES .. that is my goal.. and i am so happy and thrilled that this person has seen it in this painting.. let my inner child do that talking 🙂

11
Sep
19

a series within a series – Brain Surgeon

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Brain Surgeon

This is probably a start into a new series within my cardboardart, which in itself is a new series.  … a set of weird characters … this is the first one, titled Brain Surgeon … two more backgrounds are in the works. These weird characters … where do they come from ? I encountered them on my latest journey and will talk more about them later. i had so many positive and wonderful encounters and experiences on this journey.. but of course, there is always a not so nice side to everything, and slowly this side is also showing itself, emerging from deep within my soul. which is good.. a relief.. part of the process of acceptance and integration. so it is important to me to be able to put these characters down on paper.. or rather, on cardboard. Why Cardboard? the sizes of the paintings will vary.. as i use used cardboard.. the edges might be slightly off.. frayed.. the sides might be a bit crooked because they are cut-outs.. they can be tiny and they can be large. the main thing is.. they are used.. there is energy in them.. they are not pristine like watercolour paper that hasn’t been used before.. is clean and proper, almost virginal .. but this material has been in different hands, used, with a purpose, like a skin it is protecting the “insides” .. the goods.. the wares.. that is why i feel i can paint on this material.. it feels liberating, encouraging me to just “let go”.

17
Mar
18

this and that – an update

wordspace

my creative space, in all its “cluttered” glory.  but i feel at home there and comfy… so.. i leave it as it is.. mostly. here… two works in progress….. a mixed media painting and a new page in my art journal.. whilst one dries.. i work on the other.

big plans.. definitely attempting to make a homepage now.. seriously. have been thinking about it for a long time and so far it made more sense to upload my art into galleries .. but now some things have changed.. for one paypal makes it easier to sell directly from a homepage or a social media page.. for the other i feel more “secure” about writing about my work.. keeping up a blog.. so i have decided to make a page on wordpress. i like wordpress, have been having my blog there for years, so i am a bit familiar with it. building a homepage however, is quite a different cup of tea. so if any of you have suggestions, input.. i am all ears. i have found a theme which i like and which i think suits my ideas, it is from the portfolio section..

so.. this is just a quick update 🙂
wishing you all a very happy weekend … and happy st. patrick’s day to all my irish friends 

love, light and many smiles

pat 

 

11
Aug
17

I’m Drawing the Line

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I’m Drawing the Line 
mixed media with collage elements
NEW in my Artfinder Gallery

to draw the line.. to reach the limit.. to put a stop to something… some can do it sooner.. others later.. it can hurt.. be a painful thing to do.. mixed with tears and anger.. but it is a matter of survival.. it’s either that.. or lose yourself.. I’m drawing the line!!! now.

10
May
17

Advice for Life: Follow the Dots

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Advice for Life: Follow the Dots

if only it were so easy .. 🙂

mixed media on watercolour paper

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