Friday, May 13, 2011

Paint Party Friday #9

The first original subtitle (before Blogger ate it) was "Things that didn´t result as expected". If I had been PMSing this post would have been called "The week things went HORRIBLY wrong".

Tip of the week: think before you act. Or rather, think before you paint. Unless, of course, you are working with intuitive painting in which case you may disregard this tip completely. :D

The original plan was to trace the rose from the frame (I added some porcelain under it for dimension) and use it as a wallpaper design for my "girl in the doorway" transfer. So far, so good.
What actually happened after I gleefully traced, copied and even painted the outlines was that I never checked the sizing. As in rose on the frame, rose in the frame, all good. BUT, now I have a wallpaper that has a design as big as the girl´s head. :(
The original plan was to give the wall a "wash" of colour and then build the intensity of it in layers. What actually happened was that I was so desperate to cover those flowers that I added the second colour before the first one was totally dry, resulting in an undescriptable tone (ok, I confess I have thought of many words to describe it, none was suitable for posting ;) ).

The WIP so far in dire need of some loving next week.

PS: something wrond happened to her eyes, but I´ll spare you the details. Yes, I love you that much. :)

Second WIP, my Hello Kitty pages.
The tip for these drips would be: more is better. I used too little paint and it took a lot of water to make it drip resulting in a washy look.
I´m happy to report I had learnt my lesson about letting a layer to completely dry before adding second colour. :D
See you next week darling hearts! :)

19 comments:

Rosie Kaplan said...

Experimenting is GOOD. You learn heaps!

Anne said...

I agree! And it's fun, too, even when you have problems. And hey, I love roses, so roses as big as my head might be a good thing. :)

Mary Hysong said...

Experiments, whether intentional or not are great, you learn so much from them. looking forward to the finish. Happy PPF!

Hybrid J said...

Experiment is good for the creative soul! And you're doing well. Fantastic! ;)

misteejay said...

Learning is good and adapting things that don't quite go to plan is a great creative opportunity.

Have a lovely weekend.

Toni xx

Netty said...

Art is always a great adventure and can see you are enjoying the journey as well. Annette x

BahamaDawn said...

experiments are great learning tools!! you work is great!

pluckychickenheart said...

Oh Man! It sounds like we were all in the same boat this week. One of my projects went all wrong as well. Oh well! Onward and Upward. :o)

xo

art2cee2 said...

Experiments sometimes result in the best work!

EVA said...

It looks like you had lots of fun this week even with the challenges!

They're coming along nicely, looking forward to seeing more!

Christine said...

looks like you're having fun with your wips, thanks for sharing!

Gloria said...

That's what I need to do more often, experiment! As long as you are having fun. Big roses are the best. I do have a lot of those in my yard. Enjoy. Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

Art is a life's journey and I guess that means everything is a part of it, including the imperfections, sometimes those imperfections are what make it truly a unique and beautiful work!
Adore your experimentations and what transpires from them and of course some lessons learned along the way.

Annabelle

brendathour said...

I think your roses turned out cool being that large. I also love your hello kitty drips. I need to paint!!!!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Paula..gorgeous work...love roses!!and I agree... it is very inspiring to explore and go on creative adventures with art....shine on..your work is awesome..I think it looks fabulous!
Wishing you a wonderful week full of sparkles!
Victoria

Heather said...

I love that rose! Experimenting is how we learn. I learn everyday! Isn't it great!

Andrea C said...

Your hello kitty pages are lovely but that first piece is SUPERBLY amazing, I LOVE it x

La Abela said...

It's great risk, in art you have to invent something new every day ... The rose has been great. Saludos

Serena said...

Experiments gone wrong are a great way to learn. I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish this piece up also. Nice work, Paula ~ :)

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