Monday, 23 November 2009

MONDAY PHOTO-A-WEEK

I DID IT!!!! After at least two months of no painting, I actually picked up a paintbrush and did some painting in my new studio space today!! YAY!!! It wasn't much but I figured I needed to christen the new studio before Barb, my student, does when she comes for class tomorrow morning. As mentioned in previous posts, I'm changing colours in the lounge-room area and, as the studio now sits right alongside the lounge room, it gets the treatment too. My lounge-room colours have changed from orange, burnt red and cream to green, purple and splashes of turquoise which has been my favourite colour scheme for a while now. I'm keeping my kitchen and dining room in the chilli theme as I do like the accents of red but I'll be adding more green there too.

The canvas painting below was a very, VERY quick abstract I threw together some years back to urgently fill a blank wall space temporarily in our previous home. I'm not even sure if it could be called an abstract though an abstract artist did refer to it as such.


Funnily enough, I painted and finished it in just an afternoon and, over the past few years, have received a lot of positive comments on it. It's a pity that you can't see the texture in the squares because it's quite effective in reality. The crackled cross section has metallic gold in the cracks with a burnt umber painted over the top. Today, I changed the orange-streaked squares (you will have to use your imagination) to green-streaked squares so that it matches in better with the new colour scheme. That's what I LOVE about being an artist.....if I don't like something, I can just paint over it.


Love, light and peace

13 comments:

  1. Hi Serena,
    Good for you! It's hard sometimes to get back into it I know ... your abstract looks great! Love the colour combination :-)
    cheers, Maria

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  2. Yay! Have a wonderful time in your studio! :)

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  3. Great piece Serena! Hope you keep that paint brush in your hand now, you're SO good!

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  4. It's really interesting to see the art in relation to other items in the surrounding area! I never pictured the one hanging on the wall as being as large as it is. Very nice!

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  5. Hi Serena, so good to see you painting again. This is a lovely piece!! Your studio looks great too!!

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  6. I hope you continue to hold that brush and paint your heart out.
    The studio looks great.

    Kate

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  7. I love that you reworked that canvas to make it go with your new color scheme. Great idea! Maybe your painting drought is over now?
    I picked up some teeny tiny cavases today and thought they would be fun to play with.

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  8. Oh Serena! You are so prolifically talented! I am so glad you have found your mojo again. I do every much enjoy your work :)

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  9. That is a really striking piece! I love it. Have a great Thanksgiving and congrats on Reece being an official fighter.

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  10. yay! glad you started painting again :D

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  11. I love your blog! The colors and texture, oh my!

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  12. Just sitting down and doing it is such an accomplishment, and you should be proud.

    And such a lovely painting!

    :)

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