I haven't been feeling very creative lately. When that happens, I spend time going through art magazines or visiting blogs I haven't caught up on in a while. I happened to do some catching up at Mike Bailey's blog (http://mebaileyart.blogspot.com) this weekend, and saw how he did a very interesting still life painting. He set up the still life, drew it once, changed his position for a different view, drew it again on the same paper, kept shifting his position. In this way, he got a rotating image that he drew on the same sheet of paper. Then he painted it.
Check out his latest works - his painting, Shattered, just makes me green with envy and makes me want to stand in front of it with my nose pressed closely to it and look at every little detail! I've heard that Mike's workshops really put you through your artistic paces. Maybe I need that now. Will have to check when he's in my area - or close. I think he has begun teaching at the Kanuga spring workshops but it's too late for this spring as it begun today.
So the only thing I have to share today is the colored rounds I made for the colorfulwatercolor group to show how Carol Carter (from the workshop I took) talked about shaping things using just color. If you like to watch paint explode and blend, you would enjoy doing these rounds using just your 3 primary colors and making one primary your central/center color with the other two around it. It takes some effort to keep the colors clean and that's what you want - no muddy blending all over :) You can tell from the black and white version (I just unsaturated the photo), that you really are shaping the rounds using just color.
And you can have fun painting just rounds and creating a real painting out of them - if you want to do that :)