Yesterday my inner child got a playday. It was a good day for it. My friend Sherry came over for a paint date in my studio. (when 2 artists who normally like to paint alone decide to share some camaraderie and a painting space)
I cut loose and worked in a very loose and free flowing manner, beginning on the canvas without pre-concieved ideas or sketches. I have been dreaming of kites lately... don't know if it's symbolic of desire for the winds of change, but probably.(long winter) It felt great to find a dreamy landscape in my head and just let go and find my way with it. You can see how far I got above. I will develop the kite and the islands a little more when the paint dries a bit
I squeezed out only fun colours...ones that seemed light and airy, and different from my normal palette. Then I pinned a few inspirational images on the walls around my easle to send me in the right direction...splash!...that is me jumping in.
It was such a freeing experience. Nothing but a vague idea of kites and a landscape. I did a few u-turns as I went along...but thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Sherry worked on painting and collaging while we chatted and then shared homemade soup and scones.