Monday, March 14, 2016

I Wore Blue the Other Day and Another Peek at Finding Faith

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The Week before last I was in the mood for blue, so I painted another series of blue pieces of clothing.  They are all done in oil on 4 x 6 inch heavy watercolor paper and I used a palette knife and very small brushes.

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I think it's easier to make things look more painterly and loose in oil paint vs acrylics, at least for me it is.  I tend to tighten things up when I paint with acrylics.

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I tried to work quickly on these and not get too caught up in details...not worrying about perfect sleeves or perfect flowers.  I see things I might have changed had I slowed down a bit, but if I had slowed down I know things would have tightened up.

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Painting these pieces of clothing got me thinking how much fun fashion designers must have at work every day.  And imagine how excited they get when they see someone walking down the street wearing clothing they dreamt up one day while having morning coffee.

I am still working on my Finding Faith project and I cannot wait to show it to you.  It is tempting to give you what I have so far, but I think you will enjoy the whole kit and caboodle all at once instead of in parts.

But here's another trickle of evidence that I am working.

Props for the Finding Faith project
I am anxious to progress more on it this week and it's getting closer!  Thank you so much for all the visits and comments and for following.  Happy week to you!  See you soon!

12 comments:

  1. These are all great Lisa...I love the patterns and color!!!

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  2. So much fun!
    Good luck with the acrylics. Have you a little spritz bottle of distilled water?
    Waiting anxiously for "Faith". : )

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    1. Hi JanettMarie! Faith is coming along. I'm working in oil this time. Never heard of distilled water with acrylics. I will look into that! Thanks!!!

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  3. OMG - this series is a pure joy. Love, love, love them all, Lisa.
    Your prop photos are intriguing...
    Clever wetting my appetite.
    have a wonderful time painting them all.

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    1. Thank you so much Julie. I used your tool quite a bit on these! Best gadget ever.

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  4. Nice clothing line Lisa. Love the patterns! I also love the prop dress & have actually been looking for one to wear with no luck. Where did you find that?

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    1. Thanks Donna. All these paintings are out of my imagination. If I could sew, I would sew you one. :)

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  5. Hi Lisa!!! I love the clothing! They make me smile! Can't wait to find out more about the Finding Faith project! Hugs!

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    1. Hi Stacy and thank you! Bet you're happy Spring is on the way!

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  6. Unique idea to use clothing for a "blue" theme. I like the looseness of them. I had to laugh when I read "kit and caboodle". I thought I was the only one that used that. I think my my used to say it when I was little.

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    1. Ha ha Barbara! I use it all the time. Does that make me vintage? LOL. Thanks so much for your comment!

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