Way back in September I brought some gouache paints and I have only used them a couple of times. This week I felt like splashing around with bright colours. So thought it a great opportunity to experiment with them. I just filled the palette with colours and with large brushes set to. This was the result.
The more I looked at the page I thought it reminds me of the bonfire I had a couple of days ago. I had heaps of weeds and prunings from my tidy up of a couple of weeks ago and went out very early (6am) before anyone had washing on their lines and made a giant heap and set it alight! Needless to say it became rather scary! The flames were about my height, so I chucked a lot of damp weeds on and the plume of smoke spiraled into the sky. I was waiting for the fire brigade to turn up in response to a complaint from the neighbours. I also hoped that the fire restrictions hadn't started. The fire was so hot that I managed to burn everything quite quickly and by 7.30 it was a gentle trickle of smoke, phew! I must have had the memory of the bonfire on my mind when I was playing with the paint as this background is calling out to be a picture of my pyromaniac behaviour. (I found out today the fire ban starts next week!)
The next piece is also done in gouache with acrylic finishing touches, I have to admit that I did the text in Photoshop as I wanted to post this today and doing text by hand takes ages. I realized that I have not done any journal pages for a while and horror of horrors no faces for a bit. I love drawing and painting faces, They are always from my imagination, if I had to do representational portrait I think I would struggle. The weirdest thing is that often people think that my picture is of someone they know. Its their imagination! I love letting my imagination flow there are always so many possibilities in life.
I firmly believe that creativity and imagination are hand in hand. So my lovely Paint Party Friday artists what is your imagination creating this week, no doubt I will see when I visit you. Happy PPF!
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