Fooling Around with Paint

Fooling Around with Paint

Dear loved ones,

Well I went to work today and got sent home.  Actually, that is not quite accurate, I left on my own initiative.  The new manager insisted I wear a mask while working and I explained that I could wear the face shield, but wearing the mask makes me pass out due to lack of oxygen.  When I was called back to work last week, I explained the situation and it was going to be okay for me to wear the shield, but as of today that is no longer acceptable. 

So, I can not work until I get a doctor’s note.  It is going to be almost a week before I can even talk to my doctor about this, and the walk-in clinics don’t exist anymore.  Appointments only.

It is fine, I will just stay home until it gets straightened out.  This gives me more time to fool around with some paint.  Yeh!

I haven’t started a new painting in awhile, almost two weeks.  I have nothing new to show you.  What to do?  I want to post a few paintings that you have already seen and add a bit of details about each piece. 

Acrylic painting, size 12” x 9” on canvas.  Title: ‘The blossoms of her life’. 

I had a lot of fun with this piece and just started with shapes and blobs of paint and continually adding more and more detail.  It was just an exercise and playtime.  I am happy that it turned out as nice as it did.  It has joined several paintings on my bedroom wall, the wall I can see while laying in my bed.  It is one of the first things I see when I open my eyes.  I used to have portraits of divine masculine on this wall, but I moved things around and those paintings are on the wall behind my head.  I have to get out of bed to really look at them. 

Acrylic painting, 11” x 14” on canvas Title: “Romanizing the waves”

This painting was a challenge for me to paint waves and the shoreline.  I think it turned out quite well.  Working in acrylic is quite different from watercolour, which is my favorite medium, but I am starting to love the baroque look.  I like texture and layers and intense colour.  With watercolour I always used many layers of paint thinly applied to add depth.  I can’t stand wishy washy paintings, or at least I can’t stand when I paint that way.  Others can achieve that hazy distant look with just one wash, but I haven’t been successful with this yet. My goal is to paint a beach scene so that it looks like we are looking through hazy summer heat (do you know what I mean?).  I need to practice this some more before I dare show anyone.

Watercolour painting, 9” x 12” on hot press 300lb watercolour paper, Title: “Blue Road Yellow Sky”

I have made a few different paintings from the same sketch.  The sketch was done from a road trip along the Northshore of Ontario on our way to Toronto.  I was not driving at the time.  Ha ha.  My husband was driving (heaven help me as he shouldn’t have been allowed behind the wheel).  I think he almost killed us on this trip, one of the last times he actually drove.  He insisted that he was fine but I knew he wasn’t.  I took over driving after he drove off the road and almost in the ditch.   Anyway, we were following behind this little blue car for mile after mile, so I got a nice sketch of the car.  Also, the trees along the sides of the road all had a look as the trees in a Group of Seven painting.  I love these trees so very much. 

Acrylic painting, 12’ x 14” on canvas, Title: Portrait of Frank Sinatra

Divine masculine sent me a photo of Frank Sinatra that he really liked, so I decided that I would do a painting for him as a gift.  I tried something new with this piece.  I used a knife to paint.  It was a bit of a challenge for me, but it was so much fun.  Layer after layer of acrylic paint applied with a knife and different size spatulas.  I think it turned out quite well.  DM never did receive his painting.  I tried to even mail it to him but he insisted that he wanted me to place it in his hands.  Well, I never saw his hands to place that painting into no matter how many plans and arrangements were made.  So, it hangs on my wall across from my bed and I am in love with it now and do not want to part with it.  I will make him a copy if he still wants it, but he is not getting the original.  Ha.

I think that is all I have to share today.  I would like to do this kind of post again if you are interested.  I love beautiful things and I hope that my paintings are adding a little to the beauty of this world and make some small difference.  Thank you for being with me here today.  I love you.  Hugs & Kisses, Summerhill Lane xoxo

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33 thoughts on “Fooling Around with Paint

  1. Hi my friend I haven’t heard from you in a while. I like all your paintings but really love the first one of the flowers and the ocean waves. They are beautiful. You may be able to get a video phone appointment with your primary care Dr. Good luck with that my friend. Your paintings are really very nice. Love and hugs to you. 💕❤️🤗Joni

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    1. Thank you so very much Joni for liking my paintings. It makes me happy that you like my artwork. Also, thanks for the suggestions about the doctor situation. I have turned over every leaf and have to wait for my phone appointment with my doctor. Sending you lots of love and hugs too. xoxo Summerhill

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  2. Your paintings already made a difference. 🙂
    And they are great and unique. I guess you soon have a whole atelier or art exhibition, if not already. 😀

    Keep it up! Sending love! 💜💗

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    1. Thank you Gentleman Dave for liking my art and the beach painting especially. I didn’t put any water marks on the images and used full resolution so you could make a print of this one if you want. Sending you love and hugs ❤❤💕💋

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    1. Thank you very much for your comments on my post. Every piece is just a practice. Maybe someday I will only have to make a mark, a dot, (like Picasso said about his process), and it will be a masterpiece. I am only joking 😁sending you lots of love ❤️

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    1. Hi Manfred. Thank you for your comments and for your compliments on my art. I appreciate it very much. I have tried painting with oil, but not the true oil paint. The paint I tried was a water base oil and I didn’t like it much. I would really like to try wet on wet oil because the effects would be incredible. I have been afraid of the smell and the very slow drying time, but I shouldn’t let that stop me. Thank you for suggesting this because now I want to do this. ❤️❤️

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  3. Oh you are marvellous and so talented. You know I always love your artwork… in this beautiful roster, the seascape draws me in, I always love those types of colours and landscapes… but the Sinatra is the absolute star of the show here, in my books. Utterly divine. WOW!!! 😍💙🙏🎉🙌

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