Friday, 15 January 2016

A visual library of sorts, and some snow

I can't believe we're already in the middle of January. Time seems to be both standing till and running at the same time. The beginning of a new year is always a bit of a strange time, I find. A bit quiet, a bit restless, like when you arrive in a strange town for the first time and have yet to figure out your way around. But also quite cosy, and perfect for staying at home in the warm, curl up on the sofa with a hot water bottle, a warm woolly blanket and a hot chocolate. And of course also for spending time in the studio.

I painted two more of my 25x25 squares. The first one didn't quite turn out as I wanted, but I didn't yet want to work on fixing it, so I just started another one. That's the good thing with those. You can just try something out, and then take certain elements and use them again, and again, and see what you can do with them. I imagine it like a library of ideas, images, patterns, that you can refer back to whenever you want/need some ideas. A growing library of references, hopefully. So even the ones that go wrong can still contain some useable elements, and therefore deserve a place in stacks.


I'm happy to say that by now, the snow has not only arrived in my painting, but also outside. It's only a very thin layer yet, but it's a start. Now just keep coming, snow, keep coming!

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and well done on your shout out over at paint party Friday

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  2. Fantastic work and congrats on being featured at PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  3. I really love your gorgeous painting. There is a sprit.
    Happy PPF xx

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  4. these are beautiful Kay and yay for the snow outside! We've had a very light smattering but as always here it is wet snow which soon disappears rather than the beautiful crisp dry snow I loved when we were in Norway and Poland.

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  5. Beauties...I love the silver trees and the falling snow. I feel the woman is like the fairy of the forest :)

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  6. Beautiful face, she looks so serious though. Glad you are finally getting winter- if I get any more I will send it your way! Ha-ha! Happy weekend!

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  7. Another stunning square...so beautiful. I feel she is a sage woman who looks to the forest for her power! Congratulations on being featured at ppf!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. gorgeous art and congrats on being featured this week at PPF!

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  9. love the layers and the look on her face

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  10. Love the snow in the picture and glad you are getting some in real life, too! Yes! Keep coming. I love the snow, too. :)

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  11. Such beautiful art.
    I enjoy snow very much and always feel like a little child full of excitement when it comes...we are still waiting here in Virginia for some white stuff.
    oxo

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  12. Beautiful and Wintry, lucky you to have some snow, I love the magic of snow!

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  13. Beautiful! So glad you are getting the snow you wanted.

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  14. Congrats on being the featured artist on PPF this week. I don't know how I have missed seeing your blog till now. I am glad I have now found it. I have been looking back and love your polaroid photos. I look forward to seeing more of your artwork and photos.

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  15. So pretty--and I love the birch trees. Your use of blues adds to the cold feeling of the image. Very nice. xo

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  16. She's so beautiful .... I also love the trees in the background.
    Congrats on being the featured artist this week!

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  17. Love these! I"ve been doing a lot of art journaling lately and really enjoying it.
    Rinda

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  18. How sweet these little paintings are. What medium are you using? I am painting little faces on teabags. I've posted some on my blog and all of them on Instagram. I am finding it fun to mix up the sizes. Happy PPF.
    Irene

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