Monday, March 11, 2013

Day Light Savings Time Weekend…

On Saturday, my honey wasn’t feeling well. Sad smile

I was bummed for him, and myself as well.

It was a really beautiful day, and I wanted to get out.

But I really didn’t feel like going out alone.

So instead, I went in as my honey rested.

With a window open in the studio, good tunes on Pandora radio, and sunshine streaming in,

I took a 20X20” canvas and went in

to wherever my intuitive artist wanted to go…






I got to this point and really liked what was happening.


Then I added the purple here and felt like I had ruined it somehow !

Especially in that upper left section. Too dark. The spring feeling was gone.

Suddenly, I hated the thing !


Time for a good break.

Brushes washed, kitties skritched,


and a late afternoon nap with my man

and I was able to come back to the painting in the evening and complete it.


I didn’t take photos of the process as it was pretty dark in the studio, but I gessoed over a lot of the piece, and then went in with the cobalt blue/purple color, lots of detail stuff with white and black acrylic ink,


and brought the painting to where it felt finished.


Now I am much happier with it !


“Sprung” – acrylic on canvas, 20X20”

Luckily, David was feeling better on Sunday and we went for a scenic drive along the seacoast. We saw a lot of damage from last week’s storm where the high waves breeched the sea walls.



(crazy waves and kooky couples in North Hampton)

The Rock Fairy beaches still have some rocks but very little sand left.



(Swan couple in Jenness, NH)

Then we drove on to Kittery, Maine to hit some of the outlet stores and did a little bit of retail therapy.

It was a sweet afternoon and did both David and I a lot of good.

Oh yeah…

I also stopped at Michaels on the way home and bought another 20X20” gallery wrapped canvas on sale for 50% off…

More intuitive exploration to come !

Hope your week is off to a good start too, Beautiful Ones !

Big Love !


Sherry said...

I love that you took a break on your painting after you thought you had "ruined" it -- and then went back and completed it. It's gorgeous and the cobalt/purple makes it all pop. Remember..there is plenty of blue and purple in spring -- lilacs, pansies, bachelor button, grape hyacinths...gorgeous!!!

Jess said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier but Blogger wouldn't let me! Lovely painting Kim, I can't wait to see what else you make with your new canvas. :)xx

lynne h said...

LOVE this painting, dear Big Heart... just love it...


jgr said...

Hi KIm,
OH, I love that painting in all the steps, however I do agree it looks very 'finished' with the blue. I'm looking forward to your next one!

Chel said...

That painting took my breath away. <3

Kate said...

Oh I love it! Especially when you thought you ruined it and then came back fresh. It looks fabulous my friend.

Corrine at said...

Nice energy movement there Kim, Spring indeed. Glad David is all btter. xox

Kim Andersen said...

So cool to see the raw evolution of it .... And the result is perfect. It sounds like a nice weekend too .... Beautiful swans!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love your painting...fresh and exciting! Well done!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE you Sprung intuitive painting! so wild, so lush, so YOU! fantastic~~~~~~~

Priti.Lisa said...

So fun to see the evolution of SPRUNG!
What a great weekend!!!
(after that bug left)
excited to see what
bounces out of you
onto that new canvas.

beth said... are a flora bowley artist....seriously, it's like you took her class and OMG, i love that painting !!!

happy spring you have captured !!!