Today I looked over every single piece of art. My goal is to have the images complete the idea.
What better way than a door adorned with flowers in the most beautiful pinks and blues to say,”Knock on opportunities’ door and if it doesn’t answer KNOCK More. I originally painted blue hearts in the book illustration but the sporadic pink does fine expressing in the best story isn’t planned. The best story just happens.
In the coming week I will be recreating some of these pieces to better express the ideas. This book has to be fun. I need to paint some groovy Elton John glasses.
Once again trying to copy just deosn’t work out for me. I’m better at observing every color, shape and then recreating from memory. I’m not sure what happened here BUT, happened it did. I realize that it’s ok. I’ll go back to the drawing board. I’ll use my color palette for this project and have a go at it tomorrow…
I understand that this in no way means I can’t paint. It just means I need to plan out the color scheme. I’ll relax and just paint MY WAY because I got to be me. The more I paint, the more I learn awesome lessons that lead to embracing my very own style!
Yeah, I layed out all of the pieces I’ve painted so far. I carefully studied the palette from all these paintings. Pinks and blues will work…..no hay imposibles
Live your life and guard your heart. Don’t let others get you down. I can’t make up my mind on how I feel. Melancholic or warm and comfortable, as if someone is extending me an invitation to explore and ….my heart’s desire.
I guess living your life involves both. This is the notion for this page in the book. Not a bad idea…no hay impossibles
All of my books are projects with a learning theme. The first book was about overcoming resitence. The second book was about drawing… getting comfortable with my drawing. The hardest part of being an artists is letting go of all the pre-concieved notions…that you can’t…what will they think. Or the infamous but it doesn’t look right.
You have to let go of all of that. Yup, the third book was about building my happy place. The third book was about taking my time. I wanted to test ideas and learn. I explored the notion of when it’s time to let the painting die but not the idea.
I drew the first trying to copy what I saw in an amazing photo. I drew the second (right door) after I decided to abandon all pre-concieved notions and paint. I broke the design down to it’s basic shapes and painted away.
Now I think I’ll go shop for a brown pen or marker. I am going to hand letter the words in this book. Oh I have decided I need to make a few changes to the e-books before I publish the paperbacks. It’s all good because there are no imposibilities.