Monday, June 22, 2009

she sells seashells by the seashore

I love the title! LOL, but I would be happier if that was originally mine!
Mini canvas is rather difficult to work on, ironcally considering the little space that an artist can work on, there shouldn't be much problem. Lesser painting, lesser creative arrangement, lesser work, but lesser space to fit in the composition if you have a large imagination.
I had no idea what was going to happen with this painting initially. I like the feeling of getting into the creative flow where one thing leads to another. I started off working with patterned napkins and was stucked from there. The thing was I had a butterfly that I made with the same patterned napkins before and I was trying very desperately to fit the creature on the canvas. I'd atetmpted various angles and nothing works. In the end, I decided I'd do it without the butterfly.
It's difficult to let go of something when you want to use them so badly. But releasing is a good learning process.
Once I painted the blue background the painting seems to take on a life of its own. I remembered I have a collection of stickers of images connecting to the ocean, and I digged into the tin that the CCC volunteers kept for the children and found buttons. Plus a feather I picked up quite some time ago. Together they contribute to this piece of creative work.
I'd always wanted to do something like that, something that brings the ocean close to me because since I can't go to it... It's a piece that brings me serenity and tranquility. Right now I felt like I have a piece of the ocean and seaside in my bedroom, will attempt another one on a bigger canvas. But for now, this will have to do to give me peace.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Eva, you have such an inspiring space here and your selection of music playing from that cute little teddy are so soothing. :) I love reading your creative process...thanks so much for sharing it. It's amzing what we can produce when we just let our creative flow freely. Your mixed-media pieces are really gorgeous. So gald to meet you are flying lessons! Looking forward to connect with you more. Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!



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