yep, that's where i've been this past week...glued to the TV watching season one of the charmed series. OH, OH, speaking of the TV, my darling son, reece, WON a SAMSUNG 26" LCD TV and gave it to ME!!! you may remember reece, girls (& guys), he's the son who likes to show off his muscles and that's exactly how he won the TV! reece went to 'doomben racecourse' last weekend to celebrate his cousin's birthday and the racecourse usually has novelty competitions going such as, best keg (the largest belly) and best abs (well defined muscles on the abdomen). needless to say which competition reece won....hehehehe I LOVE my new TV!!! so, while i did receive bad news a week ago, positive things are also happening.
i managed to drag myself away from charmed yesterday to do a little bit of painting to the 12"x12" mixed media canvas i had started. here's where i'm at so far.
being that realistic art is my specialty, i am trying very hard to loosen up and create a more free-flowing and messy type of art with this piece. it's sooooo not easy to fight the urges to neaten edges and tidy it up but so far, so good. i have no idea where i'm going with this yet which is one of things i'm thoroughly enjoying with the mixed media art. i really have no idea of how a piece is going to finish up. i didn't even plan to paint flowers on this piece initially but i'm learning to listen to those inner voices and go with the flow of the piece.
i'm feeling like i have more to do yet.....more contrast perhaps? more additions of something? charcoal for strong definition? definitely some gold somewhere! any suggestions are welcome. at this point, you know as much as i do about what the next step will be but what fun it will be finding out.