Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I painted!

Ever since I started painting I don't think I'd ever gone that long without it. I haven't painted since last year! Well, HADN'T painted since last year. This morning I finally decided to stop procrastinating and just go for it. Because, yes, I have small children and, yes, I have been house hunting for the last 2 months and, yes, I have other stuff to take care of, but procrastination plays a part on it too, make no mistake.

A few months ago I decided to start 3 paintings to hang over my bed. We have a Cal King bed, so 3 canvas should cover the entire width. Anyway, they have been staring at me forever, like this:

And today I worked on them a little bit more and added a few more layers of paint. I probably spent no more than half an hour painting, with regular interruptions from my 3-year-old, who asked me if she could paint too, after I was done. I said yes, so she kept coming back every 3 minutes to check if it was her time to paint yet. Oh, well.

Still work in progress, of course, but at least they are going somewhere now.
And so am I.


  1. These are looking great! I can't believe the difference adding layers makes - so fascinating! Please show us when you are done with these, too!

  2. Joana! They are wonderful!!!! I love them already--to me they are finished:) Thanks for sharing these cheerful creations.


  3. Love! This process is so much fun! Question for you....did you choose entirely different colors for this most recent layer or did you pick out colors that were most inconspicuous in them prior to this recent layer?

  4. Beautiful works in progress!
    Had to stop by your blog after reading your wonderful and helpful article in Artful Blogging!
    I just love the layers in the paintings of the article. The variety of colors and patterns is fun and delightful, too.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Looking forward to following your blog!
    All the best,
    Mixed-Media Map Art