Monday, June 21, 2010

Allowing growth

ornate virtuoso 950mm x750mm

Here's another painting that's in the stages of transformation. I created it for one of my solo exhibitions and it never found the right home to go to.Since then its had a couple of make overs. Its been embellished with mixed media, buttons and a rosette. And exhibited again....

Now it made its way on to my easel, which I haven't used it for some time as I've been working on smaller pieces. I've dedicated this canvas to be a work in progress. A place to go to and just let loose, not having a time frame where it has to be finished. Inspired by the time frame from Jacky's slow quilt and Swirly Girl Christine painting and peeling layers, I'm letting it evolve at its own pace.

after I pulled the rosette off
I let the brush and paint dance on the surface of the canvas,turned the canvas around, pasted on dress makers tissue, pulled off some buttons, poured paint on and wiped it off. All with a sense of purpose and timing. Building up layers, wiping them back....

Allowing it to sit in the luxury of time....

Allowing it to evolve, in a creatively organic way...and it feels good.

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Jen Crossley said...

Oh Nic this is just so beautiful your work always blows me away. I must admit I have a button fetish so this is like heaven on a canvas to me

Anonymous said...

Holy Smoke this is gorgeous!!! I try and try to get those beautiful colours and never can.

That is very cool that you have that canvas to let loose on!

jacqueline said...

Dearest Nic, it is looking really gorgeous! I truely love that you embellished with mixed media, buttons and a rosette! I am so excited and looking forward to see the finish painting! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

RuffHaven said...

You make me want to paint again.
Love the buttons