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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Late Night Painting
It started as a meditative mandala. I had the intention to incorporate a lot of images similar to an Indian or a Native American style. I drew some concentric circles, painted a base of pink (influenced by the recent pink full moon) and surrounded it by blues and purples. Soon I was traveling far out in the universe. Yes, when my mind wanders, I travel far, far away. Painting late at night can lead to some fun experimental painting techniques, so I grabbed some colored sand and began sprinkling. Most of this image, especially the original with the bright colors, is the sand that you see. I did spray it with a clear varnish to help hold the sand on once the paint dried. Once I had the image on the computer, I was able to play with digital editing. I'm not always a computer's best friend, but I just love what it can do with an image. There usually isn't any point to starting with a plan when I paint since it usually goes in a totally different direction. (Ok, that applies to the majority of my life. I know.)
If you would like to leave some feedback, I would be interested to know which image is your favorite. It's difficult to predict what people will be drawn towards. I have my favorite, but I don't want to influence anyone.