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!