“Art is a line around your thoughts.” ~ Gustav Klimt
After my large mosaic-type painting was finished I wanted to paint more but I wanted a reprieve from one month type projects. That led me to paint on smaller surfaces, generally stretched canvas, and draw patterns with larger sections.
One of the first of these I painted to match my purple kitchen. It hang there now getting coated with cooking detritus. I used three mirrors on this piece for no reason in particular, but merely because I felt like using three mirrors.
This piece has a lot of gold metallic paint in the design. I’m rather partial to metallic paint. I use the Lumiere by Jacquard that I purchase online through Dick Blick. Love the glitz! I purchase the mirrors that I use at craft stores. They’re attached using gloss gel, which turns out to be a great adhesive.
Another smaller piece with even larger areas I named, The Star. The piece pictured above has no name except the Kitchen Piece, which seemed a no-brainer. Its sections are outlined with a gold marker. The Star has its sections outlined with a black marker.
This Star hangs in our dining room because it matches the wall. I wish I could come up with more artistic reasons for things that I do, but I’m trying to live a more honest life. Bottom line – I paint because I like to paint. I paint what I like to paint. This helps keep life simple. Amen
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.