Driving Home Ain’t What It Used To Be
This is another painting using impasto brushes.
As usual, I started this painting in Rebelle, using watercolors and inks to make lots of drips and other interesting shapes and lines.
Then, I took it into Painter and added the impasto brushes.
I’m thinking of changing my blog. I started this blog because I was very ill with what was diagnosed at Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. Well, it turns out I just had Lyme disease. I’m feeling better after four long years of treatment for the Lyme.
I am out and about walking and doing other things I haven’t been able to do in almost 20 years. I want my blog to be a celebration of the new me. I’m going to keep the name of my blog, but change the description.
It turns out that I also have atypical migraines. I have had a bad bout with that. But, hooray, there’s a medication for that. I’m on it, and that is resolving. I’ve had that since 1983. So, things are really looking up in my life. I hope your life is going well.
A Burst of Thunder
I started this painting in Rebelle, like I do all my paintings any more.
I used watercolors and inks and lots of drips.
Then, I brought it into Painter and finished it with acrylic brushes using the new dynamic speckle bristle brushes.
I’m not entirely happy with this piece. I have been very frustrated with my abstracts lately. That must mean I’m about to change how I paint. I don’t know what’s coming, but I’m excited.
I started painting in September 2012. To be honest, I wasn’t very good. I have worked hard at my art and painting, and I know I have improved. I just want to get really good now!
Many artists find a style and stick with it. I don’t want to do that. I want to keep what is mine and unique, but I want to grow as an artist.
I got a video from an artist by the name of John Salminen. He is drop-dead fantastic. Check him out John Salminen.
To me, his abstracts look like realistic paintings and his realistic work looks like abstracts. He does cityscapes and is fantastic at them. I hope his video will be as inspiring as his paintings are.
This is a painting I did while we were still in Maui. I was very influenced by the gorgeous flowers in Maui. Tropical flowers are so bright and have such beautiful shapes.
I think of this as abstract flowers. I was showing more the shapes and colors than actual flowers that I saw.
I work on my abstracts in layers. I start with a painting in Rebelle, making lots of drips and using the pen to make lots of lines. Then, when I bring the painting into Painter, I look around for shapes and colors that I like, and that is how my paintings grow.
, best effort
, digital art
Dreaming About Maui
I just returned from a two-month trip to Maui. It’s like I’m a new woman. I have more energy than I’ve had in over 20 years. I have Lyme disease. It went undiagnosed for 18 years. I think that the treatment for the Lyme is finally starting to work.
I usually feel like I’m carrying around a 50-pound rock and always feel exhausted. I never do anything without first thinking about it to see if I have enough energy. That feeling is gone. I hope it continues to last. The pain is also being controlled with medication. I am so grateful.
This painting I did while in Maui. There are so many incredibly beautiful flowers in Maui. I just had to paint a few.
I started this painting in Rebelle with watercolors and inks and finished it in Painter with oil paints.
, best effort
, digital art
I am going through an extremely prolific period with my art. I’m making it so fast, I don’t have time for anything else, including blogging my art.
I have decided to take a break and try to blog some of this art.
This piece, I started in Rebelle with watercolors, acrylics and inks. I love the app Rebelle. It runs water just like how real water runs. I could sit and stare at it moving water and colors around all day.
After doing most of the work in Rebelle, I took the piece into Painter and used some camel hair brushes to add a bit more.
I hope you enjoy Wandering Thoughts.
This is a recent painting.
I started it in Rebelle. Then, about half way through, I moved it into Painter. I used acrylics and inks in Rebelle.
I used some acrylic brushes in Painter.
I struggled and struggled with this painting. I started it in the application Rebelle. I used watercolors and inks and had lots of drips in bright colors. But, I just couldn’t get it to come together.
This painting had at least seven incarnations before it became what it is now.
As I got close to finishing it, I felt it was missing something. So I started putting in circles. Then, the circles started to look like windows.
Thus, the name.