I finished my art piece for the art swap and off it went to North Carolina. Yesterday I received my art from my swap partner Tiffany Treadway. It is beautiful. I love the colors she picked for me.
It was fun working on a painting with someone in mind. Usually I just paint to see what comes out, nothing in particular in mind other than relaxing as I see the colors appear. This was different. I imagined what Tiffany would want what her color scheme would be at home, how she would display it. Very enjoyable experience. I think I’ll sign up for the next swap.
I learned a lesson this past week. I was so excited to have found a gadget to help me make different looks on my pours that I couldn’t wait to try it out. I poured a beautiful pour in orange in turquoise with some white. It looked pretty nice when it was done. Two days later, the paint had not dried yet and I accidently stuck my finger in it and ruined the painting, I tried to fix it but it just made it worse. Since the paint was wet I thought maybe I can scrape the paint off and reuse the canvas. Well, I guess since it was so saturated from the wet paint, the canvas started to separate from the Gesso layer. The painting ended up in the trash.
I was disappointed but I figured it was a good lesson for me. Although it’s only spring here in Omaha, we had a very humid and warm week. Our air conditioner was still not on so the air was very humid in the house. I guess from now on, on humid days, I’ll work on alcohol inks instead or leave the painting to dry for a few days without touching it.
I love to learn from my mistakes. It’s all good. Now to try another one with my gadget.
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