Creating a large abstract such as the one above requires working through many changes, layers, marks of paint. In many ways, it feels as if you are awakening a new part of yourself. Many creatives will tell you that they simply release that which is already within.
I am firm believer that we all have hidden talents within. that part of the fun in our life is to explore and release those talents. Maybe you are great at creating delicious, beautiful cakes (definitely not hiding within me). Think of all the fun discovering that talent. I know a friend who is fantastic at organizing things. It might be the schedule for 4-h camp, or a special at her church, this just comes to her naturally. So what is your hidden talent. Have you found it yet? Hope you will share with us your talent. How has it enriched your life and/or the lives of others?
Have a great week and stay safe.
Sanna Fine Art
This week seems like it has gone by so quickly. It is already Thursday and we are all set for another weekend. We will celebrate the Fourth of July Next week. Gathering together with family and friends, watching the local 4th of July Parades, Cooking Out and of course Fireworks. How do you celebrate this upcoming Holiday? What type of family traditions does your celebration center around?The word for today is Fourth of July
1. Watching the parade over at the Tower Park
2 making traditional food: potato salad, Jello Salad, hamburgers, etc.
3.Going to the pool.
4 of course playing with little Sherry
5.watching the kids when they were young running around with sparklers.
6 the fireworks display at Coney
You get the idea. What type of family traditions does your celebration center around?The word for today is Fourth of July
I hope you will share some of the things you love doing on the Fourth..
Have a great weekend.
Sanna Fine Art
1310 Pendleton Street
PS. I'll be starting my Holiday celebrations at the Pendleton Open Studio Walk tomorrow evening 6-10pm. Be sure and stop by Studio 606 for a visit.
It is really hard to realize that June is almost over and we are looking at the 4th of July holiday just around the corner.
Enjoy your weekend and the upcoming 4th of July Holiday.
Sanna Fine Art
This weeks sample of inspiration comes from @decoristofficial...
I love their room samples and they are such great inspiration for some of my color palettes. Do you turn to any specific resources when making decorating changes or decisions? I remember browsing all of the magazines at the bookstore looking for ideas. Now there are so many great options and resources totally dedicated to your decorating style available on line. They provide me with such great inspiration as I'm working on a new series.
Below is a sample of some of the recent pieces in the Early Spring series that have been inspired by these two rooms and many more similar in color.
I would love to hear from you about some of the great resources you use when it comes to decorating your home. Maybe I can use some of your examples as a starting point for a new color series.
This weeks color inspiration again comes from @elledecorationuk. They share these really great Vision Boards, all ready setup with wonderful color combinations. Be sure and check them out.
I love the soft spring colors in this grouping. It gives me so many great possibilities and directions for this weeks paintings. I have recently committed myself to completing a minimum of 10 new pieces each month. At first, this was a really big challenge and it seemed I may have taken on more than I could handle. I tend to work reasonably large and 10 pieces was something of a challenge to accomplish month after month.
Now, after seven months of this new process I find that this is a really beneficial part of my painting process. Painting in a series is no longer an unattainable goal. Exploring new palette combinations is an exciting process. New materials and techniques can be explored over a number of pieces, allowing for experimentation and giving myself the time to develop the expertise of the new technique.. I would honestly have to say that this self imposed challenge has turned into one of the best things I have done to move my art forward and I am Loving it.
Have you set your self a challenge that has become an integral part of your creative process? How did it effect your process? I would love to hear from you.
Spent about four hours getting painting finished. Headed back into the studio shortly to finish hanging for this Friday's Open Studio Walk.
See You Friday
SANNA Fine Art