This is a perfect example of a painting gone wrong.....
I was trying for soft grey colors.
You can still see them lurking as underpainting.
The butterfly was a pinky lavender.
It was gruesome.
Very defined lines.
I painted inside every one of them.
I must have been feeling very much a rule follower.
then I really looked at her after lunch and realized.....
That painting was just so not me...
and this entire 30 for 30 was supposed to be about doing my very own thing.
So I got out a BIG brush,
some fresh color, stood back, holding the brush way at the end.
I thought, what do I have to lose?
I couldn't make it any worse,
Well, I didn't.
I made her a lot better.
I really like the boldness of the brushwork
and the way the color underneath made the new colors sing.
That's a good thing.
Kathleen Barnes, Paintdiva
Art is my passport to a limitless journey. When I am not exploring my materials on a technical level, there is visual exploration before me. When that seems a bit thin, there is a deep calling from the realm of my imagination. Sometimes all three come together in a perfect storm. That storm, that combination of the real, the imagined and the very paint and canvas is what calls me daily, and I answer as much as I can.....