Getting loose with Michael.

Just can’t get anything going with my dad still here but I did work some more on this yesterday.

It went from this,

to this,

to this.

Really not sure about it yet. I somehow think I prefer the choppy feel of the second, but I’ll wait and see.

I love colour. If you were to meet me you would never guess as I’m a jeans and black t-shirt girl, but, inside I’m bursting with colour. My alter ego.

I’d like to loosen up a little. I’ve begun to realise that I’m a little tight with my work. Never really working outside the box. As a consequence I feel that everything tends to be a little predictable. I think I might start to give myself a few minutes of free painting before I start on a piece, a bit like Michael Phelps flaying his arms around on the starting block to loosen himself up before the big swim. Good grief, I’d dislocate something bad if I attempted even a fraction of that arm swing! Still I’m thinking the whole loosening up analogy is a good idea, except with my brush instead of my body.

It’s all about safety people!

Here’s what I’m talking about.

I started with this collage,

and went on to paint this.

I think it’s a lot more exciting.

So …. that’s what I’m up to. What about you?


About coldfeetstudio

I am English, but live in Houston, TX. I have a degree in Sculpture. I love to make art. I sell my art for charity as I believe there should be no reason for someone to go hungry in this world. I am a wife, mother, pottery maker, jewelry maker, quilt maker, painter, cat lover, and, dog liker. And I am very fortunate to be all these things. View all posts by coldfeetstudio

7 responses to “Getting loose with Michael.

  • Kellie Favinger Venturini

    Deborah you know I’m one of your biggest fans but I must say I like the first painting. LOVE the painting from the collage!

  • Cindy Silverstein

    I read your blog a lot and really enjoy it. i’ve commented several times but it never seems to go through. I’ll try again. In the first painting I LOVE the third canvas. the colors, brilliance and the sheen the painting seems to have taken on are just oozing with gorgeousness. I agree with your take on the second painting; i like the second canvas also. But what i like is probably not the point. The point is you and expanding your sense of freedom in your painting. I really like the idea of doing some free painting before starting on your “work”. The Michael Phelps analogy is perfect and really funny. Something, some part of the body that looks completely unfamiliar to me seems to extend from the sides of his torso when he does some of that arm swinging shoulder action. He is funny to watch…especially his facial expressions.

  • Ellen Killinger

    I liked the first painting; because there were windows and roads…

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