Technically, it’s not Wednesday anymore, so I’m late for my weekly Wednesday art check-in, but I’m just going to pretend I’m on Hawaii time. (I do play the ukulele, so that should count, right?)
Seriously though, I’ve been having a blast with my 15-minutes-a-day commitment. Most days I spend much longer than 15 minutes in the Creative Sandbox. And in fact, most days it’s not day at all, but late-late at night, but whatever. I’m getting my daily paint on, and that’s what counts!
So, without further ado, here are the works-in-progress that have emerged in the past week! I’m not sure what they’re about or where they came from, and they’re nothing like anything I’ve ever made (well, maybe paintings I did in nursery school…) but I must say I rather like them.
The little triptych from last week has been turned 90 degrees and added to:
6″ x 9″, acrylic inks, paint and mediums; linen thread; translucent vellum on canvas
It feels ocean-like to me, and made me think of the e.e. cummings line, “It’s always our self we find in the sea.” In fact, though you can’t see it in this pic, I debossed those words into two layers of translucent vellum, that you may be able to make out collaged on the lower right brown-and-dark-blue-ish section above.
The square composite (canvas mosaic?) below is the one that got me most excited about combining tiny little canvases in larger composites. (I went a bit hog-wild and actually ordered a few – ahem – hundred 2×2’s and 2×3’s at a bargain price, plus some dozens 4×4’s and 4×5’s. Yes, I’m serious. And yes, I fully intend to paint all of them!)
6″ x 6″, acrylic inks, paints and mediums on canvas
More ocean-y feeling, and I especially love the 4×4 section in the upper left, which absolutely glows in person.
Below are some more works-in-progress from this week’s sessions. Some of these composites are starting to tell me what they want to be when they grow up, and are in fact into their adolescence in the shots below. (Which, of course, means they may throw a random snit fit and decide to take on a totally different persona at any minute.) Watch for more mature versions in future dispatches…
That’s it for today! Enjoy, and if you have any ideas for titles, I’d love to hear ’em.
Oh, and let me know if you’ve been taking on the #15minutesaday challenge and what you’ve been up to!
All art and images ©2011 Melissa Dinwiddie