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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pulling Some Art....

It was brought to my attention that I haven't posted anything for several days. At first I thought, that can't be true....but then I checked and sure enough I've been absent again!

I wish I could tell you it was because I was doing something special but in all honesty I wasn't! I guess I was just being lazy!! Plus I was getting excited about a new class I just signed up for this morning. It's here with Mystele. It sounds like a really fun class....it's called Gut Art. There's also a little button for it over on my sidebar. Her art is just amazing and I love it. When I knew she was going to do a class I knew I HAD to be part of it. The class will begin in October. I'm soooooooo excited about this one!!

One of the things I did recently was this painting....you might have seen it on Mystele's site. I am in the process of painting over the face and part of the hair and will show you the "new and improved" version when it's finished.



This is something Mystele calls pulled art....you pull it out of the canvas. I started by just randomly splopping (it is too a word!) several colors of paint onto my canvas. Then I stood back and looked for "something" to show up....didn't see anything! Then I turned the canvas upside down and there was a knee right there on the right side, and then I saw the other knee, and then I got excited because I "saw" her! The only thing that wasn't there was her face! So I painted what I saw and saved the face 'til last. Unfortunately I rushed myself and her face looks terrible! I've painted over it now with gesso and will give her a new one. But I'm so excited about this process. It seems to be just what I've been looking for.

Just like everyone else, I'm searching for my "style" in art. I'm searching for "that look" that when someone sees it they say "Oh, that's some of Janet's work." Haven't found it yet. Still looking. Still trying everything that comes down the pike!

16 comments:

  1. I've been checking out Mystele blog too. It's a very interesting concept {pulled art}. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished piece.

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  2. I agree with Joyce - it is a very interesting concept. I can't wait to see all that you pull out of your pieces.

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  3. What fun! Thanks for the link!

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  4. Janet,

    I am signed up. Yeah I can't wait. I am also taking LK Ludwigs class on photo journaling which I think will also be great. I may be too busy to blog in October....

    kate

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  5. Looks like you're having a lot of fun with the process - enjoy!

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  6. That is some great Art. Love those colors. I am also looking for place in art and trying new things like drawing more.
    I will check out the class.
    Miss you!
    xoxoxoxo

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  7. WOW! THat painting is really cool janet...Wow! You are very talented ,my friend.

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  8. Cool painting, Janet..and an interesting technique as well!
    xo

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  9. I love your ladies the best! She looks in motion! Very nice!

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  10. Interesting concept, I will check out her blog but don't think I can take another class at this time. I am taking an online class and my local watercolor classes are starting up again next week.

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  11. love it, the colour is my favourite. yellow it just makes you feel happy

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  12. Pull art sounds very cool. I want to investigate this further...
    Will be interesting to see what you do with this Janet.

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  13. Looks to me like you're finding a style - your work is becoming looser, more colourful and much more confident.
    Your ladies are such fun - I hope you're putting them on greetings cards -they'll cheer anyone up! x

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  14. Hi Janet...love this new piece! It's exciting when you "see" something in the paint.
    Hugs!
    Mary

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  15. Pulled art. I must check it out! My verification word for this post is "pulnesa." I wonder if I need to pull a nesa. First I'd better learn what that is!

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  16. What a great idea! I've read about this type of art technique before and thought then that I would love to give it a try one day....still haven't, as yet but...one day...

    Btw, I LOVE her yellow leotard and tights!

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