Saturday, January 26, 2008

In blank


Preparing the canvas. I like this part of the process. When everything is new and white and ready for whatever I want to do. But it's also a very scary part. The canvas are so perfect that way you may get afraid of ruining them. So that's what I do. I just can't seem to make a perfect sketch... I just draw and draw and draw on it until I like what I see (believe me, I know which one of all those marks are the ones... but for the example I mark them on red).

Once the canvas is on this condition, I'm not afraid anymore. There's nothing to ruin there. I can paint freely and happily, with no hesitation (just lots of paint to cover the mess!).


And for the ones who asked, this is the final painting:



16 comments:

Theresa said...

It was fun reading your post today. I really enjoyed seeing how your creations come into being.

Hugs,

Theresa

annas dreams blog said...

Hola Danita: Yo tambien al cuando se me va la imaginacion hago puros rayonaderos jaja (ni se si asi se escribe). Cambiando de tema, sobre el collar, lo que se te haga a ti mas conveniente, creo que el martes voy para alla (ya sabes donde)..jaja como Voldemort, o dime que dia vienes tu y nose vemos en algun lado, o estas cordialmente invitada a mi casa. De 12:00pm a 3:00 pm estoy libre porque la Chucky (mi niña) esta en la escuela, asi que te lo dejo a tu decision y lo que mas te convenga. Que pases buenas noches o que tengas buen dia. Saludos Lillian

lunara said...

... yes you can paint with free.. and you paint so beautiful..!..
Wonderful artworks.. ^_^

rosmayd said...

Que bella estetica!
saludos

Beautiful aesthetics
greeting
Ro

Shelly said...

I find that if I draw on my canvas with pencil......the pencil mark comes out and into my paint...how do you avoid the pencil coming through on your canvas?

Danita said...

Thanks for the comments!

Shelly, I use several layers of paint. Specially if it's a light color. It usually does the trick. But it it doesn't I find them interesting :)

misspink said...

Hola danita, no te conocía y hoy por casualidad en el blog Mara Cárdenas te he visto, me encanta lo que haces y cómo ilustras.
Me encantaría que participases en mi exposición solidaria "artistas con ♥" Tienes toda la información en:
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Un besazo artista!

Diane Duda said...

I feel the same when I have a pile of white canvases.
I make a mess too. I have pencils that won't smear, but no, I like to sketch with the ones that make the biggest mess. :0

Can't wait to see this finished. :)

xo
Di

sUz said...

hi dAniTa,
Love that you showed your blanks - they remind me of fresh snow.
iN jOy,
sUz

GrittyArtsStudio said...

Hi Danita! Just writing to let you know you've been tagged! You get to share 5 things that nobody knows about you and tag 5 more people...BIG BIG Blessings!
Jane

Elena Ospina said...

Es realmente hermoso, me gusta mucho tu blog

flora said...

Danita.. thanks for being my flickr friend!
I LOVE your artworks... and i can relate to this one! I just recently blogged about how I am afraid of paints (one of the reason is that I don't want to ruin the perfect canvas/surface that i am gonna paint on), plus i am a messy sketcher too... But seeing your photos really inspired me. I am definately gonna try to paint again... *-*

SweetAnnee said...

I love your work
it speaks to me
and brightens my
spirits

deena

Michelle said...

Danita!
I LOVE your art and your paintings. This process/ in progress post just really inspires me! I Love to see things in a raw form come alive into a beautiful creation. THanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Michelle

Leanne said...

I love how much energy you keep in your painting by being fearless when your sketching! And the finished piece is beautiful! But having seen your other work I wouldn't expect it to be anything less! :)

KATIE ALLEVA said...

Love the way you work and especially the final outcome!
Beautiful work!
Luv, Katie