More than 8 months without a new post on this blog … these are the joys of motherhood 🙂
Here is a note in related to the birth and especially pregnancy. Like in artistic creation, the life creation is a physical and mental processes. The gestation period is long accompanied by many questions. And then it is birth, the separation of work and its author. This new one takes off, lives its own life, regardless of its creator.
This painting was made from scans using acrylic medium.
New medium for this last course: wood. This medium absorbs the paint which dries therefore faster … even working in thicknesses as I do every time. For the first time, I ended up with a relatively dry paint.
Creation – acrylic on wood
I especially liked the inspiration provided by the plank. No blank page, but already drawing shapes, history from which create new shapes.
I finished the course by experimenting new painting techniques: brushstrokes, tapping, mixed colors (yellow – blue – white), scratching the paint with a pencil …
Things are pretty rushed lately (moving, DIY, Canadian residency, employment, crochet, pregnancy, you’ll find all this at http://untoonaucanada.blogspot.com) but starting today, I am on maternity leave two months prior to the delivery date. This is the perfect opportunity to take over and spend more time on drawing, painting, illustrating and photography.
I am now enrolled in acrylic paints courses. Significantly simpler than watercolor (which requires a perfect control of spaces unpainted) or oil (very long drying time), acrylic is suitable to all mixtures, all techniques, with textures, materials, transparency, collage … which is perfectly highlighted in this workshop hosted by the University of Montreal. At the same time, I notice my weaknesses:
the use of color, color matching and color blends (I’m handier with a pen or pencil),
the application of paint (no fine lines, impasto, marks left by the brush drips)
But I do not lose hope and the discovery of these new techniques brings me a lot in terms of creativity.
At the same time I’m back on the drawing board. Here is a portrait done this morning.