Oh how we sang and how we played, in the fairy’s garden.
In my ongoing attempts to find freedom of expression using colour, I resorted to an age-old technique for finding inspiration, used by artists everywhere.
I copied someone else’s work.
Well, I didn’t copy it exactly. I used their composition and colour palette, but applied the paint in my style — with heavy scumbling and a loose wrist to create a nice big whimsical mess.
This piece was based on one by Tamara Laport at Willowing (whose “Lifebook” course I did last year). She has a much more whimsical style than me, and uses a wider range of materials, such as inks, paint pens and collage. I tend to stick with acrylics…
Nevertheless, I was still pretty stoked at how loose I could make it, considering complementary colours were being smashed together across the board.
I also tried something new today — I poured blue paint into a spray bottle and squirted the canvas (instead of doing my usual stick-fingers-in-the-pot-and-flick-them). It worked pretty well! Might have to take a trip to the temple (Ikea) and buy some spray bottles in bulk!
❤ Anita Revel
PS This is week 42’s piece for my Art Challenge of 2015… Follow me on Facebook to stay in the loopity-loop of my produce-a-piece-a-week challenge.
PPS Wanna buy the Fairy’s Garden? You can’t! (Sorry!)
But you might be interested some other original pieces?