Thursday, August 26, 2010

Leaving Gently





Well not me at this moment, and then who, the bird or the lady in green? I was inspired by a Somerset Studio spread, but didn't want to do just collage I wanted to paint. Paint something. Some friends were looking at the Somerset mag and it is very intersting to see what appeals most to others. In fact it is thrilling to see others get excited because a new idea has been found. What is most gratifying is an idea found that goes in one's own direction as the project starts.

I am excited because I found a product at the hardware that is a liquid weld and I can burnish it with things to make it look like I want, maybe, I have not tried it yet the burnishing part. And it will weld to any sort of material. We will see, I am gathering ideas and they are laying on the kitchen counter, not a good place for a photo taking, it seems too dark there and photos never seem right. I have also broken some ironstone dishes and some glass. I worked on the edges with an electric emery that my usband useing for sharpening blades. Also a gathering of fabrics that have nothing to do with the before mentioned. One just feels more secure with mind images. But... mostly...I just wanted to paint.

I will say this, painting tiny faces is a huge challenge, sizing original large paintings is easier.

5 comments:

Laura said...

I am very excited to see what you come up with using the liquid weld, Emelie. And I love the interesting look on your face today.
And I most love your words: "But...mostly...I just wanted to paint". Sounds like something I could have said!!!

Nancy said...

This picture is great; I love the background...so lushous.....

I can't wait to hear more about this liquid weld...You always give us the most inspiration and new ideas.....

I'm glad you got to paint..it paid off...

Rebecca Anthony said...

I love the way you phrase your words in your posts. Truly from your heart. This is a wonderful piece and beautiful expression. I'm excited to see what you do with the liquid weld too!

Jeanne Nelson said...

Your posts are always so charming, and I love reading them. I feel like I've had a chat with an old friend when I leave your blog. Liquid Weld, hmmm, let me know how that goes ~~ sound very intriguing. So happy that you got a chance to paint! She looks like she is most definitely pondering "how to leave gently," or perhaps how to let the bird go gently. Beautiful work, Emelie. So nice to visit you!

Odd Chick said...

Hi Emelie,
I remember you from Norah's classes. I love the new things you're doing and all the textures and collage elements. I'm in the middle of painting a series of women - I'm on #12 out of 20. Norah's class was really a jumping start for me.