Monday, February 11, 2013

Hearts & Thoughts Artist's Play Room #44




Funny how often I get into a project and then all the wheels fall off the wagon when I get to the part about following through with it. Such is the story with my painted hearts…

Last year, having got a wild hair to try some painting with paint [as opposed to paper] I painted up 18 little 4-inch by 4-inch canvasses in primary colours and then in secondary colours. I had a blast and actually came away from the experience with a bit more gumption for painting with paint.

And yet here I am one year later, and 16 of them sit and sit and sit right to the left of where I am typing away. My son came in October and took one home for his wife and another for him. I couldn’t have been more pleased!!

I got another blinding flash a few weeks ago, and made up 11 little 4-inch by 4-inch canvas boards into heart paintings. It was great fun dribbling the paint colour by colour, again with sort of the primary and secondary idea.

A few APR’s back I popped one of the hearts at the top of my post. I heard it was delicious. I actually have it taped up on my window and it really DOES look quite enticing.

Anyway, today I got through my little Monday morning fit and start by digitally fiddling with the canvas boards and making them into real Valentine’s Day cards by printing them on postcards. Great fun, deposited me into Monday afternoon in a better frame of mind, and I am actually quite excited.

I was thinking I generally DO my APR stuff on Wednesdays, but for a change I did it just Now and I hope it might just get me back into posting on this blog with some consistency. I’ve hit a bit of a hallway and things just aren’t firing on all cylinders, if you know what I mean…

For this one I used several textures from Pixel Dust Photo Art and oh me oh my are they amazingly juicy. I also fiddled in Pixlr Express, and I canNOT BEgin to tell you what I did. Other than have a LOT of fun!!

I am hoping no one will mind me using their email address from comments to send them a Valentine. And for those who comment but they are no-reply, DO let me know your email and I will pop a Valentine off to you straightaway!!

And thanks, Jenn, for lighting the Valentine’s Day fire under me!!


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18 comments:

Jennifer McLean said...

lovely colors and words. Thanks for participating. Happy upcoming Valentien's day.

Catharina Engberg said...

You got gorgeous colours in this painting, and it really do sparkles! Lovely!

Gloria said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Currie. I would love one! I would also love to use all the digital programs. What fun!

pauline said...

Currie, what a fabulous piece!! And your son took 2 with him!! how exciting is that... LOVE the textures you used here. Hope you've been well. Thinking of you... xox

Marilyn said...

Currie, you are doing beautifully with digital editing. This spectacularly beautiful. Was the border Pixlr? or Picasa?

Jez said...

Fantastic colours, like a rainbow on fire. Very original.
I'm just trying to finish my APR piece today in the hope I'll get it posted.
Now I have to follow up those programs/apps you have used.

Morag Archer said...

Lovely vibrant colours,reminds me of a firework display in a darkened sky.

VonnyK said...

I love your Valentine, the colours are so bright and fabulous. I can see hearts and roses in there. It's truly gorgeous.
Von.

Laura said...

Lovely piece of art :)

see you there! said...

Terrific use of color. You should play with those paints more often.
Happy Valentines Day!

Darla

Alice said...

heck, yeah, i want a valentine! cause this one is gorgeous!

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AND - i hope you are having a wonderful valentine's day, currie!

stefanie stark said...

It's wonderful and charming how you described the story of the little canvas hearts! You put such a big smile on my face :) Can you send me a photograph of such a little canvas heart? I hope you have still some of them left over!
The digital painting is brilliant!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Now that is a valentine that is full of energy and light... just perfect..xx

Leovi said...

Nice work - heart to love and enjoy art.

Cat Beringer said...

Digital art is so much fun. Love your result!

Serena Lewis said...

WOW...that is a stunning Valentine, Currie!!! Love it!

Boo said...

I love this one. I like the contrast of the light and the dark and love the sparlke.

Aranthe said...

What a sparkly, colorful creation!