Happy Friday, everyone! Not a whole lot going on this week art wise in my life. Remember the seascape painting that my daughter covered over in this post? Well, I'm out of canvas but had a strong urge to paint. So, I covered over it with a new seascape! This is the fourth redo on this canvas FOURTH
Not to get all metaphorical on you but this painting is dear to me because it kind of reminds me of life. The fact that I have literally had four different paintings on this particular canvas just brings me back to the idea that sometimes in life you just have to try again. So many times I was tempted to just dispose of the canvas. "Its got too much texture from the previous attempts." I'd think. Then, my daughter covered it. It was just a mess of a board, I thought. But I have to bring this back to life. I had that urge to paint and here was no other option anyway! Lets do this... again!
I knew I had to lay on the paint very loosely. This had to be a painting that I could grab blobs of paint and just drop them down and form something lovely. It needed texture to make the bumps from the previous attempts blend in with the work. It needed color because, well, that's just how I was feeling! And in a couple quick sit downs in between the laundry, Tinkerbell, and playing with the kids a new seascape was born.
Also, I love to see what happens when I mess around with the leftover colors on my palette! Sometimes, it brings out a abstract version of the actual painting. I love how this one turned out! I can't even throw this one away! So, I am letting it dry and will start saving things like this for a future project.
Hopefully, this was the last layer! But I've finished the painting. I've got a beautiful turquoise/green, lively sea, clouds, blue skies. It took four tries and hope this was the last for this canvas, but I got it and that is what matters, right? Such is life!
"Life is a great big canvas, you can throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye