It's been a WET spring...
I try not to complain; but a long dark day in the studio
when the calendar says SPRING....
well, sometimes a gal has to
take things into her own hands.
So I decided to create my own spring...albeit fantasy and not at all accurate! It would be colorful and fun. Any time I confuse fun with easy I am taken aback and this was no exception. I spent more time taking things out of this free form composition than I did putting them in. But it felt cheerful to work with these colors (under artificial lights) while waiting for the torrents of water to cease.
Here is the assignment: create a bright, whimsical floral piece to close the gap between the lights above this "work in progress" bedroom.
Here is the answer:
"Field of Dreams" acrylic, 24 x 36
I think it is asking for a broad gray/white frame or to be mounted on a larger white board?
It will accomplish the task of brightening and cheering up the space. But easy? Oh my no. First off I got way too many flowers on the piece and it was a jumbled mess. As I culled the bunch I discovered I was leaving texture on the board that was not repeated elsewhere.
So of course I start adding some "fake" texture to even it all out. Then I painted a silver fence in trying to give it more...more I don't know what. So that had to come out. And just as I was ready to cry 'uncle' I noticed that my stems and flowers now did not match up. Just the thing to keep one busy while it rains outside.
I even worked on it upside down to figure out where all this was going to go.
But all is said and done and I am ready to hang it. No, whimsy is not really my playground but every now and again I have to stick my whole self in just so I remember that nothing is as easy as it looks.
Off to the framers.