Friday, July 24, 2009

Abstract Distraction

I played around with painting fast, not worrying about what I was making, scribbling with Koh-i-Noor pencils and scratching paint with the end of my paintbrush. I was using The Creative Edge book by Mary Todd Beam as my springboard.

I like it so far. The little one said it might need a person. I think she means vintage image since that is what I like to play with most.

No idea what I'm doing with it yet. It's painted on gesso'd matboard (closest thing I have to illustration board.) Supplies are gesso, acrylic paint and fluid acrylics, vintage paper, modeling paste, stencils, gel pens.

It's about 12X18" in size. Work in progress.




11 comments:

Mar said...

awesome!!! letting yourself "go" can be daunting
you should let yourself go ...a LOT!!
i like the backgorund you came up with the green and brown...aren't seeing a lot of that lately
and it is a nice layer...hmm

Mar said...

as i scroll through your posts
i HAVE this book
and it is a good one too...you have inspired me to go pull it out!
yay

Mary-Beth said...

Love it as it is, fabulous! Wish I could let go like that!lol

trisha too said...

this is gorgeous, person or no!

miz katie said...

Oooh, i like it!! Working fast is so freeing. No time for the negative voices inside our heads to start talking to us.

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

I like it too! Thank your for posting it!

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Ontheroad said...

I really like this piece and I am fond of Beam's work.

Do you have her earlier book? Is this one like the first?

Irish Coffeehouse said...

I think it's fabulous! A little vintage woman may really pull it all together too.

Shirley said...

Love this collage painting. I just bought both of Mary T.B.'s books and am awaiting a large order from DickBlick.com! Very inspirational! :D Thanks!

Athena said...

This is a fabulous piece! I must get that book one day.