Monday, August 15, 2016

Two Paintings in Process

Ready to painting at 2nd Saturday Art Walk.
The musician and lighting folks are setting up
for the evening's musical performance.
I'm working on two abstract paintings right now. They are both 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches on canvas.

The first one, I began last week, is a mixed media painting. So far, I have used paper, pine needles, a stick, and many acrylic skins. It's sheer process and loads of fun!

The second painting began Saturday night at the inaugural 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Sedona Village [of Oak Creek]. I was inspired by the backside of the Village Grind, a coffee house at the Collective Sedona. I'm loving how it's turning out so far. I think it's quite different than any other painting I have done since I don't typically paint buildings or architecture. There was music playing about an hour into the painting. I could feel the vibe of the music flowing with the paint. It was fun to paint outside on green grass.

I'll show you how they both end up in next week's blog post. That gives me a week to finish them both.

Have a lovely week.

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.

Clara Schumann

Sir Kitty on my painting in process
from last week. He thinks it's a great
place to clean himself.
Mixed Media painting in process.

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    Braylee Rush

    Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other websites and work are: Wisdom Painting for Self-Discovery, Igniting Your Intentions, Sedona Art Hikes, and Silver Graphic Design.

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