painting

is very theraputic
a while back The Teen and I went to a demonstration of how to use acrylic paint, at an art supply shop that we occasionally frequent for supplies
.
it was fascinating
.
mainly because I've never been taught how to paint, or how to use different types of paint; the product was being sold at a promotional price (40% off!) so we invested in some of the different types of paints we'd seen demonstrated
.
yesterday evening, when the children went off to their father's for the weekend, I started messing about with the paint
.
it was wonderful
.
of course, I actually still have whole walls to redecorate, so quite how I could justify a 12"x8" canvas I don't know - but sometimes one has to opt for fun over sensible
.
I hope you have a good day today
and manage to have a little fun
somehow
.
XXX

12 comments:

Dave said...

I only started using acrylics a couple of years ago, having only used watercolours up until then - I think I prefer watercolours, but I have had some interesting results with acrylics.

I think I may start painting again in the winter - I've got too much to do outside at present.

Mel said...

Gosh, the only painting I know how to bluff my way through is the walls of this house.

No foolin'.

But as artistic as you are--I've no doubt only good will come from the tubes of paint.

<-- DOES fingerpaint on occasion--does that count? :-)

Mel said...

OH!! OH!!!!!

Star's visited me!!!!

HONEST!!

http://stillofitall.blogspot.com/

No little boats yet--but it's just a matter of time! LOL

<-- is excited she's returned!!

OH! I need to let Mig know Star's back! :-)

She's back!! She's back!!!!!

katherine. said...

I envy you all of your creativity....

Rimshot said...

A 12 foot x 8 foot canvas!?!?!? Holy cow!!!!

Will there be photos of your masterwork?

moreidlethoughts said...

See? Told you you can paint!
I'm tempted to have a go myself, but too many other things to finish.

Dave said...

With a 12'x8' canvas you don't need to decorate - it must fill an entire wall.

Anonymous G said...

Painting would be stressful for me, not theraputic.

I so admire your talents!

Painting, drawing, sculpting...... anything in the art category.
Just.can't.do.it!

I can create a mean cuppa coffee. That counts for something, doesn't it?

oh, how pitiful.....

Mel said...

Whoa there.....it ain't everyone who can create a mean cuppa coffee! That, dearheart, is an artform in and of itself!!!

<-- has had plenty of (excuse the language) 'piss water' folks claimed was coffee

*shudder*

You can make coffee for me ANYtime!

(((((((((( G )))))))))))

Hmmm.....speaking of coffee.....

I, Like The View said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm coffee, Mel ! I'm still on my first cup of tea this morning. . .

I'll just chat back with you folks for a bit and then I'll go see if my machine is in working order this morning (what could be worse - no internet, or no coffee machine?)

G wish you were here - I'd show you that you can!

Dave and shot I've corrected that now

(-:

dinah ah, but I can only paint abstracts - I would love to be able to paint landscapes and the sky

shot I've been tempted to take photos - but the work is not very masterly

if only I could encapsulate the good vibes that come from pushing the paint around the canvas and share with you a bunch of those!

*waves happily* @ katherine.Mel there is nothing wrong with finger painting! nothing at all. . . apart from the way the paint gets clogged in your nails

and star ?! that news is making me smile!

Dave nothing I produce would ever match the paintings in your gallery

Mel said...

Oh, he does very cool things with a brush, indeed!

If there's good vibes that come from pushing the paint, then it's all good.

However, I was really excited about that 12x8 foot canvas, thinkin' a whole wall was gonna be the result--can we trade in the inches and go for the feet?! :-)

Oh, you know me--if some is good.... LOL

Yes, thank you. One cream, one sugar. About 11am it switches to black.....but always, always 'spoon standing' material. :-)

mig said...

It's years since I did any painting. Wonderful to know that you are :)