I like it tipped like this, and am considering what to do with it.
The experiment was to see how drips hit the snow and if they would create crystalline shapes on the fabric underneath.
The piece under the snow did show some snowflake shapes, but it's quite subtle and doesn't photograph well.
(see next picture)
Pastels are as important to have as strong colors, sometimes more useful actually and that's the way it turned out in this case...
I brushed off my creativity muscles, and thought,
"what can I make of this?"
Well, I do have stencils, ink, paint, and an ability to play... and my motto this year is "use it" so.....
Here goes... lots of process pictures...
It was subtle yet created depth. Pink was next, then a mix of the pink and white. I allowed one area to dry, then moved the stencil adding blossoms randomly til I filled a sort of branch like area.
I quickly became engaged seeing the color build up.
Do you know, when I am doing a project like this, I am focused.
I am into the process. I lose track of time, pain, noise.
I forget everything but "what if?"
I don't dither over decisions, I try to look anew with each glance, and add a bit. Look again, add again.
I love the splotches of lime green, as they feel like Spring green leaves replacing the cherry blossoms.
The birds were done with markers as well
Adding color here, there...
lines in pen
adding definition with dark marker on the gold metallic cages, then adding highlights with white gel pen
I only wish you could see it in person.
It's so evocative. So moody.
Cherry Blossom Festival is coming to DC as is Spring.
To see the video of painting follow this link Click here