Friday, August 19, 2011

Having a play

Hi all,

I have not had much time lately to get into my studio.
But Starzia and I went in there yesterday and had a little painting session together.
I normally have an idea of what I want to do and how I want to do it. (With lots of texture!!!)

But yesterday I just squeezed out some paints, got out a canvas and started to paint.

I wanted to have a play as see what happened.
This is where I started..........

And then.......
I was finding it hard not to add material and paper and make my work textural. I was trying to come up with a flat, colourful and funky image that looked cool.

Then I started to think that my girl started looking too old. Starzia kept on saying that it didnt look anything like her and did I want her to pose so that I could look at her face and get it right!!! :)

Here I thought that it was all looking too red and wasn't "working"! So I added white, a headband and some flowers.

I didn't like the flowers so I painted in some darker colours.

I was working on the cheeks, nose and mouth.........
I love the white on the nose and I used my fingerprint for the mouth....I like how that worked too!!
And yes....I couldn't help myself I added some texture with material for her top.
It made me realise that I am truly a textural artist and that is my style and I love it!!!

Still not finished yet but getting there.

I am not sure if she is 100% finished yet or not...I might have to sleep on it.
But either way I think that I might call her Wild Heart, or Brave Heart or Flying Heart.
What do you think??

It was so much fun just having a play and seeing where my paintbrush took me........I love it when by doing something that is not completely you, reaffirms your belief in yourself and the way that you do things.
I am completely unique and so is my style and application and ultimately my art work.
It is such a lovely feeling.

Enjoy being who you are.............

Skye:) and Starz*


  1. Hi Skye, I just got your blog to work on the Anzac girls page :) I love your art piece, i like the first name Wild Heart & I loved seeing the process of how she evolved. Is she still evolving, you will have to post a pic of the finished product to the Flying Lessons page. Chelle

  2. Thanks so much for stopping in. I am not sure if she is finished yet or not....haven't had time to revisit yet. Kelly Rae is keeping us busy!!!:)

  3. Dear Skye and Starz

    Thankyou for your truly inspirational blog! I am so inspired by your words, your art and your life :)
    I cant wait to read more about Margaret River and your adventures in life.

    Love always,