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Paint on My Hands

October 24, 2009

Some works in progress, resumed today with goopy layers . . .

WIP 10_24_09

The one at the top center is not a painting. It’s the drop cloth — an old shower curtain I’ve been using like forever. One of these days  I want to offset all those paint smears onto another surface as part of some new piece of art.

These canvases are ongoing experiments that I figure will become something one of these days. They started out as “finished” works that I had second thoughts about, so they were originally titled on the backs. I have stopped putting titles on the backs of canvases for this very reason.

My husband fixed me a delicious drinkie so I had to wash up . . .

Paint on my hands

.  .  . first things first, after all!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2009 6:20 pm

    I get so much inspiration when I look at your work – the colors are wonderful. I have a few of those “finished” paintings that I later decide to change – I’ve found that painting over the title and date with a little Kilz works pretty well ;>)

    Thank you for continuing to share you work with us.


    • October 25, 2009 7:41 am

      Thanks, Jackie! I will try your Kilz technique. As for so-called finished paintings, nothing is safe around here. 🙂

  2. October 24, 2009 8:29 pm

    Ohhh…nice! I’ve been painting today myself. I’m sending you an email with the “Mini Meditations” I am giving away for gifts this holiday season. They’re 5 x 7 canvas board w/acryllic. I’ve started using the paint cast-off from the pallet as a focal point on a couple. The interesting thing about these little works of art are that their orientation can be changed by the person admiring, and the painting maintains it’s draw.

    • October 25, 2009 7:43 am

      Melany, I love it when a piece can be turned in different orientations. In fact, I do try to keep looking at them different ways while I’m working.

  3. October 25, 2009 3:37 pm

    Delightful distractions… I was full into painting today when we had a neighborhood power outage… a moment after that, a friend phoned… usually I would’ve declined her invite to lunch, but her timing was perfect… out we went for a nice meal.

    I should follow your example and use a drop cloth on my work surface instead of newspaper. Thanks for putting that idea in my mind.

  4. October 25, 2009 6:50 pm

    I write titles on the back of my paintings too. If I reuse the canvas I usually end up painting over the back as well to cover the title. LOL.
    I love what’s happening on the top right!

    • October 27, 2009 4:42 am

      Oh I’m so glad to hear you do that, John! I’ve always wondered if it was OK, and figured it was.

  5. October 27, 2009 10:47 pm

    It sounds silly, but I always figured, just in case the person who owns it forgets the name. Or the painting changes hands.

    Also, it will help Art Historians when they’re writing the countless books they will write on us. 😛

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