THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Deep Dark Sea Paint Party Friday ~ Week 4

Somewhere lost in a deep dark sea......surrounded only by the glimmer of the moon's beams washing upon the peaks of the turning waves.

I would like to take this opportunity to excuse myself for not being in attendance last Paint Party Friday....sometimes the nasty beasts of life need to be confronted and cast away and all our energies are called upon to help in the battle. Even looking for some refuge from the storm with some art therapy does not always work, especially so when one such as I lack all of the required knowledge in creating a painting.


Well, I' not going to keep this a secret, I failed miserably!!!
Maybe my subject wasn't an easy one although at the time I thought it was....the sea, yes, the sea.
It tricked me into thinking I could create a beautiful seascape....no such luck!
I'm embarresed to say I must of tried painting the sea 30 some times and right after each perfect wave I would mess up and back to the sink to wash away my mistakes and try again only to waste more paint ; luckily, I used cheap brands. Yes and the color changed drastically.....talk about looking into my soul these past few weeks....eek.....very down.

Anyway..... on the bright side of things,

The good that came out of this experience is that I discovered many techniques such as using alcohol, salt and feathers on wet paint and that I must do some reading on the art form, practice some more and be more patient and maybe not be so stressed before tackling the Deep Dark Sea.....or should I say the Deep Blue Sea?



So here is where I am at the moment............hehe .....same as before kind of.....lol!











And my shimmering waves.....Seriously need help!


Until next Paint Party Friday.....Happy Painting , I'll be in the lab.

Annabelle :(

p.s. Will be checking in on all the participating painters in the morning...picking up my mom from the airport tonight.

6 comments:

Tammie said...

your painting is wonderful~

Nicola said...

I LOVE this painting, the speckles of light on the sea are gorgeous!!!! :0)

ThisTinder said...

Wow, I don't how you can possibly call that a 'fail'! That water looks amazing - so much depth and reflection! Love your writing too, it's kind of like I'm in a fairy tale :)
~Kerry

dthaase said...

love how you captured this

Carola Bartz said...

Wait a minute - Where, exactly, did you fail here as you said? Try as I might, I fail to see failure. This is an awesome painting - it's mysterious, yes, dark, beautiful, full of secrets -- oh gosh, I love it!

Annabelle said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments. Parking it for a awhile ....a serious illness in the family

Hopefully I'll resume with the work before this coming Friday.

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