Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer Fragments

Summer Fragments, originally uploaded by Melsky.

This is a paining I finished last night. It's 11x14 and done with watercolor, acrylic and ink on watercolor paper.

I started this painting when I was doing the Art on the Porches festival. For some reason I had the idea to do a painting with a woman's face, a guitar and a cat. The painting was going to be kind of serious and somber and have darker colors in it.

The cat and the guitar turned out good but the woman's face turned out horrible. I wish I had taken a before picture of this painting! When I took it out and started working on it again I painted over the woman's face with green and white. Do you see the part in the middle with yellow paint and copper colored stripes with the sunflower in the bottom part? That was part of her hair.

I like how it ended up but of course it's not somber at all. I can never seem to paint things that don't look happy and bursting with good cheer.

Anyway I put it on etsy:

Summer Fragments painting on Etsy.

1 comment:

I Am: Anna Lovely Day said...

It's a great piece. The cat still has a woman's expression. Very nice!

Your work inspires me to keep painting. I enjoy the freedom in your work.

I also love smoothies! Strawberries and Bananas are my usual. I will have to try your recipe for a nice change. I'm trying to lose weight and I never thought about having a smoothie for breakfast.

Have a great day!