|Put the finishing touches on this last night!|
— 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!|
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...
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 :)
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.
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.
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