Friday, September 17, 2010

Hot June

Yesterday I wasn't feeling well and today I was working all day in preparation for the show tomorrow (or today for those that are reading this Saturday morning : ). I didn't get a painting done but I did a whack of other stuff and will post a picture tomorrow.
So today I am posting a piece I painted one evening in June. I had forgotten my brushes (how many years have I painted outside? doh!) and palette paper. A fellow artist lent me a very small brush and then I used a piece of spare cardboard for a palette. I began roughing in the painting with the little brush and grew frustrated pretty quickly. And as any of you who have had the pleasure of using cardboard as a palette know, it doesn't work! So after a bit I began squirting paint directly on my panel, and then using my fingers (I had snug-fitting latex gloves) to paint. And I LOVE the way it turned out. I like the freedom it brought and I plan to do more finger painting in a few weeks (on purpose! :)
16" x 20" / acrylic on masonite

7 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Fun, fun, fun! I may have to give that a try myself. Great idea.

martinealison said...

Beaucoup de profondeur dans ce paysage et agrémenté d'une généreuse lumière? j'aime ça! bisous.

Ralph said...

As you know Kim I love painting with my fingers, no gloves though. This is a marvellous painting so full of life. It is great to see where you guided the paint.

Alice said...

It does have a lovely spontaneous feeling to it .... I hope you are well again Kim .... look after yourself .... and all good wishes for the art show :)

SUSAN RODEN said...

Beautiful effect Kim! Regardless of your application, this is a smart painting.

Good luck with your show.

mary maxam said...

creative on so many levels! that green stripe is gorgeous, have a great show

Denise Scaramai said...

beautiful beautiful! ...
feels a force of nature!
kiss