Thursday, October 13, 2011

A New Way Of Seeing

Thursday, October 13, 2011
A few weeks ago, I had a play date with my ginormous watercolor pad.....I "troweled" and finger painted on a swirl of cool shades.....and left it at that.



Today, I thought to whip that puppy out and do my favorite art making thang....



which is to locate "found images" within the background. Do you see what I see?



I begin with penciling in the shapes - my favorite being the Stabilo Black or White and Derwent Inktense water soluble pencils.



Soon, water soluble oil pastels or more acrylic paints are added and voila . . .



figures I could never have planned pop out!



Here's another one done today in my smaller art journal.



It's always such a surprise to find what's lurking in the backgrounds. Fantastical, otherworldly creatures appear.



Don't you think this must be good for the brain? Surely it's creating a new neural pathway or two.



I think it's teaching me to find new ways of looking at things, a new way of seeing.

7 comments:

Margie said...

That is crazy!!! My fav is the first one when you first started transforming it, but enjoyed seeing it all. Wow!

jane louise said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful - it is really letting the creative spirit work it's magic doing this! i love the results... makes a few neural pathways in my heart too!

Tracie said...

mmmmm.....neural pathways in your heart....swoon

Marissa said...

Amazing. I love that you let your imagination just open up and create freely. Beautiful work.

Eileen Sottovia said...

Tracie, this is amazing to see! I loved the first one immediately and then fell in love with all the stages of transformation. I definitely have to try this. Incredibly cool!

Sharon said...

I LOVE creating this way too. It's amazing what's hiding in random paint or pencil marks once you learn to see it and coax it out of its hiding place. I love both of these, but the first one is also my fave. :)

jennifer h. said...

this is so cool!