When I did the painting above I started with modeling paste as the base for texture & my limited color palette of blue and brown. As the painting progressed, I got a feel of where it was going. I kept thinking, " In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" adding a bit metallic gold to represent the Divine touch or spark of God. It's a small 6x6.
My husband left a note on the kitchen counter before he left for work saying he really liked this one. Encouraged by that I decided to make a series like this only in a larger size. Sounds easy right? well not really. I made four attempts on 2 canvases during 3 days and was unable to recreate it. It seemed the harder i tried the more awful the results!
So I washed off as much paint as I could with the kitchen sprayer and resigned myself to the fact that i couldn't duplicate it.. at least not for the time being.
I painted glazes over the much abused canvas and came up with this
Taking a break from abstracts I painted one of my favorite subjects, fiddleheads. But this time instead of the tiny 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches format in water colors, I did it in acrylics on 5x7 aquaboard. I had lots of fun with this one with it's warm & happy color palette and it took away that sense of failure from the "Genesis" series I had wanted to do.