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Thursday, May 7, 2015

blooming tumbling plants, crazy painted backgrounds, happy wedding planning - Who needs Spring Cleaning?


Thursday...
Put the finishing touches on this last night!
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
— Edward Abbey
So that painting I did yesterday turned into the four seasons battling it out...
But I'd say that today, Spring has come out on top!
It's a hot, almost summer-like day and our garden is certainly starting to bloom away!


Or more like fall over?  I think that'd be a fun painting - just a bunch of growing plants falling over each other, fighting for their space in the sun...
Pinning Inspiration...
I love all of the inspiration you are posting on my Show Me Your heART pinterest page - because of you, I'm learning the secret to roasted beets and being inspired by some wonderful mixed media art!  As much as I sometimes hate technology, the internet has been such an amazing way to connect with all of you creative people, swap ideas, support each other - so thanks for following my blog folks :)
Oh - and don't forget that all of my art on amyoes.com is pinnable too - so check out my art galleries!  (Thank you to my awesome fiance for that!)

In the Studio...
My head has been bursting lately with all the life I see behind every dancing tree trunk - my paintbrush can't keep up with all the interactions and animated nature scenes stirring up in my imagination!  So today my intention was to just paint a TON of backgrounds to finally give all those happy trees and flowers a place to play :)
 My biggest technique for creating these abstract backgrounds is to not think about if what I'm making is ugly or not as I'm painting - no judgment until it's dry.  And when it's dry - judge something else - but no judging my art!
I got a bit creative with some paper towels, a fork, my finger - whatever's "hand"-y.  
(sorry, couldn't resist.)

Then I made this 14 x 17 background but I liked it so much... 
That I had to make the same one for a 20 x 24 :)

Then, I was feeling quite ambitious, so I finally decided to start tackling my tree wedding scene - I've only got about a month left to make it!
Of course, the way I work, my painting will probably turn out completely different than how I imaged it.  Originally, I was thinking the bride tree would be walking down an aisle of flower petals to the groom, waiting under a beautiful canopy of leaves.
 But we'll see what happens.  I really want to take my time on this and do a little each day.
 So we'll see :)
It's funny, I was looking at my old youtube videos, and I played around with writing a song "Lifetime" - it's just a rough playing on guitar and a few lyrics thrown together, but it's nice to think that I was waiting for the love of my life to come around - and now I'm getting married next month :)

Last thing I did was play around with a magazine image.  I painted it and messed around with it a bit.
 When it dries I'll embed it into one of my collages...

Before I go...
That's all today.  I've got nature, art and wedding planning on my mind.  But I'd love for you all to keep this in your heart today:
I love the photography Ansel Adams does of trees...
“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”
— Ansel Adams

More on the subject of being inspired by kids and all things kid-like:

On the subject of man I can't wait to get married already:  
And on the subject of do something nice for your mom this Sunday:


“The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.”
— Natalie Angier



4 comments:

  1. beautiful it reminds me of the trees from the Wizard of Oz only nicer

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  2. The Four Seasons Battle is very cool! Thank you for sharing your art with us. :)

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  3. Your trees are my favorite! I love them.

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  4. I love the art work. The Four Seasons are terrific. Very well done!
    :-)
    Traci

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