Did you ever wonder how many ways you can be lost? Physically, mentally or emotionally… well it all has one meaning, and that is: you are far away from the ordinary path, even though I don’t consider it always as bad, on the contrary, sometimes it can be exciting… and finding your way back can give a lot of new experiences, you can definitely grow. If I think about my creations or the way I create, I would like to apply Van Gogh’s sentiment: “I put my heart and soul into my work and have lost my mind in the process“. So here is my LOST:
It’s mixed media on canvas and as usual you can get a bit insane and loose your mind with me in the process. So my journey was beginning with collaging some gelli printed pieces on my canvas and blending them in with gesso.
Paint lunatic asylum, department monochrome – boneblack/titaniumwhite (I lost my mind). I took the first two colors falling in my hand (turquoise and raw umber light) and applied them with palette knife.
I dropped a few flow improver drops on my blue and whipped them off. Why? I lost my mind but enjoyed it. I still wanted a third color, something that pops, wait I have it, acrylic ink, let’s rock that green:
I think here is the moment when a shrink would say I am far away from reality, so I went to search for my inner self, my wondering soul and I tried to depict an exploring figure. But when my image was there I found it too clean, too calculated, my mojo wanted something more… so there it went again back to lunatic, I applied some wax here or there, and a layer of titanium white. When it dried I used France Papillon’s French journal page stamp with archival ink and I stamped on my white paint. Then I took a tissue and whipped the wax away creating a torn effect.
And finally the little voice inside said go on, now it’s to pale, so I added cadmium yellow hue deep through my gothic romance stencil. And of course some self rusted found objects needed to come as well. And then I felt I found myself, that’s me, so I stopped.
Hope you enjoyed the journey with me. I am sharing my wondering/exploring self with my friends at One little word – word up #86 Lost.
Thank you Thank you Thank you, Ruth …. this speaks to a deep place within me. Without troubling you or anyone with my story I have life situations to deal with now. I must stay with me and not get lost. You’ve given me a beautiful reminder.
Always happy if I can inspire or help 😉 don’t forget every road has one big benefit and that’s the experience you gain along it!
such fantastic layers and texture. Always love reading how you create. It’ just perfect, hold on, does that make me a lunatic too??
Vicky, welcome to the club girl 😉 xoxo
Another brilliant project! You’re so prolific. How do you come up with all these ideas? I like how you just used the colours that “fell in your hands”.
I love playing and experimenting, and like you said I picked the first colors around me, I also picked the first materials around my hand 😉
What an awesome post and one I can totally relate to. I love the effect of torn paper you shared. Thank you. And as always I enjoyed watching the process of creating! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Rasz
Thanks a lot Rasz 🙂
Fabulous – so evocative and on so many levels. Has a feel of Van Gogh too.
Thanks Lisette! 😉
Beautiful! Love the process, too. TFS!
Thank you Marjie!
Fab page, great textural effect.
Thank you Clare!
I just love to see how a painting develops – and yes, that pop of yellow really makes it, I think!! Thank you for sharing your process with us!
Happy PPF 🙂
Thanks Claire! 😉
lovely seeing the stages you used to create this… I think it evokes the idea of being lost perfectly…xx
Thank you Tracey!
Thank you for sharing the whole process of your creation. I always enjoy the journey.
Great textures too
Thank you Neesie!
I love your journey!! Lost, out-of-mind, absent, adrift in that space of creativity. This piece is excellent and filled with emotion.
I like this!, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:
Thank you Julie! I will 😉
How wonderful! I had never heard that quote before, and I love any insanity you may have used to make this glorious piece. Absolutely wonderful–fills my eyes, it does.
Thank you Beth!
Thank you for linking up to Feline Art Friday, hope to see you back:
Sure Julie, I love your cats 😉