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:

Maria Catalina Wiley said...

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

alisha said...

yay for new art!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

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

Art by Darla Kay said...

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

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

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!

Nicola said...

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

Kate Robertson said...

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

Kate

Linda Fleming said...

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.

Genie Sea said...

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

sandy said...

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

Jennifer Rose said...

yay! glad you started painting again :D

Kelli said...

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

stapeliad said...

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

And such a lovely painting!

:)