Firstly, here is my postcard sized sketch for this week's theme of Baking for Sunday Postcard Art. This came together so quickly.
I made a very quick sketch in my 'rough' sketchbook while I had my morning coffee, came back to the studio to draw and paint it. When it was finished, I realised I had concentrated on the 'baking' and had forgotten the postcard size. So I cheated a little and added some blank space at the top to get it to the right size.
We were given a colour challenge from Collage Obsession, with the colour purple to be used. Here's my offering:
I just love the rich colour and this image which started from a photograph. Yesterday my sweet neighbour from the apartment three floors above us came to the door with a beautiful bunch of salmon pink roses because when she saw me on Sunday she thought I didn't look well. Such thoughtfulness and kindness, and the flowers make me happy whenever I look at them.
The purple image doesn't look much like pink roses, but that's how it started. I photographed part of the bunch using the Photo Booth app on my i-pad and choosing one of the image types available. I think this was 'swirl'. Then in the PSE app (Photoshop Express) on the i-pad I changed the colours to purple. I love the result.
This colourful scene started as a postcard sized experiment I made with acrylic paints some time ago - just the central section that suggests trees or mountains. On Photoshop I added the blue and the sandy colours and put a frame around it.
It just fits the brief from Inspiration Avenue of 'Postcard'. The abstract image gives me the feeling of a landscape, and with our grey cloudy skies at the moment it looks just the kind of warm and colourful place where I'd like to be spending a few days of holiday and sending a postcard back to my friend.
Jen at Artists Play Room suggested it would be a fun theme to use 'Abstracts' as our challenge this week. So I decided to have fun and created the abstract painting above. It consists of four waste pieces from a larger acrylic painting that I was cutting up to use for something else. A constant saying when I was growing up was 'Waste not, Want not', so I decided to put them together to make an abstract with a difference.
These are the three strips and triangle that I put together, cut the top and bottom straight and stuck onto another piece of card. Quite pleased with that.
And last of all, here's my offering for the Take a Word challenge of 'Warm Colours'.
The background is something I tried out a while ago, and I have been wondering how to complete it. I searched through my box of 'failed paintings', and this image of a girl jumped out at me from an acrylic experimental piece. The girl's size, shape and colouring were exactly right. I cut her out and stuck her in the cave-like space of the background. And I loved it.
The girl came from the failed painting that produced the waste strips used for the abstract above.
All in all I've had a good arty day, great fun, and feel I've got my mojo back.