Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Clouds

It’s time to put that creativity to the test. I am finally feeling ready to start painting. I am actually really excited about it. I might even throw in a little uncertainty in there, but none the less I am ready to begin. I am not sure when the last time was that I touched a paint brush. I know it was last year some time, but goodness, it seems like forever.

When we went to Kansas, I think God opened my eyes even more to the beauty of his nature. The things I saw almost took my breath away. I cannot explain my fascination, but I truly believe that it is Devine intent to show me ways that I can worship Him. Does this make sense? As we were driving to and from Kansas, I could not take my eyes off the skies. The clouds were absolutely gorgeous!!!! They kept changing, moving, forming, and evolving. The sky was such a beautiful blue, and then at times it would turn gray. It seemed as though God was swooshing the clouds here or there just to see what shapes he could make.

Besides all of that, it has taken me a while to feel inspired to paint again. I was going through a lot of emotional healing this past year and half, so it was hard for me to get into it. The last thing I started painting was this dance picture which involved a ton of skin. Skin is NOT easy to paint. Skin has to be translucent and I cannot even tell you how hard it is to do that. Besides, when I paint, I tend to use A LOT of paint because I like texture, and I like certain parts of a picture to stand out. So, I got frustrated and stopped.

Anyway, I wanted to start practicing how to paint sky and clouds. Once we got back from our trip, I thought how great it is to have the opportunity to use some of these photos that I took as my starting point. I am not really sure what it is going to look like because I am still discovering my own style of painting. I try to paint things as natural looking as possible, but common, how natural of a look can you get when you are an amateur at this, plus I use acrylic paints, so it is not as easy to blend things.

Here are just a few of the photos that I have with me of the pictures I took of clouds. I am not sure which one I am going to use, but I will try and post an update as I move toward the finish.









3 comments:

  1. LOVE the first one. It's gorgeous!

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  2. Love the pictures! so cool! :)

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  3. Hay sis. Im so glad to see you will be painting again. I need to do that as well. Anyway, I have some great Bob Ross videos that have a great lesson on painting clouds if you ever want to borrow them or come watch them. Hes really good at it. Love ya!!

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