Messy Mama Makes

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Evolution of a painting – Green to Pink to Trees

Thought it’d be interesting to document the evolution of one of my paintings!

This painting, I wanted to see if I could conquer my issues with green. I rarely use green in my paintings, I just don’t seem to get on with it very well. But, I used FAR too much drippy sloppy paint….


…and when the canvas was covered I thought hmmm it needs other colours. Which was interesting to do but I just wasn’t feeling the love!


So once that was dry I added another layer with added glue, to see if I could add some texture and do something with the (to me, pretty obnoxious!) colour chaos. Like I said, I just don’t seem to get on with green!!


It looked pretty cool but then it always does while it’s wet. I’m learning that this paint never looks the same when it’s dried and this didn’t disappoint that expectation. Still, it had a load of awesome texture. And then it got put aside because I just did not know what to do with it.


This month my painting mojo resurfaced and after finishing Cosmos I felt inspired to pick this one up again. I thought…. I’ll just add a little pink and purple, see if we can redress the green balance a little….

I got a bit carried away!! But I felt MUCH happier about it now!


And then, this happened. And I am in love.


This painting is also my first giveaway! If you head on over to my facebook page Messy Mama Makes, I’ll be running the giveaway when the page likes reach 300 (a small number, but big for me!). The winner will need to cover postage but the painting is free ❤ Leave a comment either on the pinned post there or on here, tag a friend to enter them into the giveaway, share the page to see if we can get the likes up!

“Love is a temporary madness;
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.

Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being in love, which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.”
Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin


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This entry was posted on January 28, 2015 by in art, creative, messymamaart, painting and tagged , , , , , , , , , .
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