Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Good Day Part 1 and 2

I am falling more and more in love with the process of layering, letting go, and working without expectations.  The more I do it the happier I am with my art making experiences.  I have been living vicariously through the blogs of some of the the very fabulous women who just returned from the art retreat "An Artful Journey" (specifically the ones who took Jesse Reno's class), like this one, this one, and this one.  I have had a long standing obsession with his art and style and would LOVE to take a class with him.  I had actually hoped to make it to the AAJ retreat this year for that very reason, but finances and this pesky internship got in the way.  He uses a unique style of painting, and its truly inspiring to watch his process of discovering a finished painting.

So here are two inspired paintings I did yesterday...

 "A Good Day Part 1" 
2011 5X7" 
on canvas panel 
by Harmony

 "A Good Day Part 2" 
2011 8X10" 
on Canvas 
by Harmony

I hope you like them.  I dont know how well it translates via internet, but there is lots of layers, textures, and mediums used in each of these.  They were so much fun to make and I hope some of that happiness got stuck in the paint.  What's inspiring you this week?


  1. Lovely paintings.
    Yes, it is hard to see all the textures... yet I can only imagine how wonderful it must be in person.
    I've been experimenting will fiber art. Funny things is... I don't even know what inspired me to create in this medium.
    It feels good, so I'm going along with it :]

  2. Hi Holly, Happy belated Birthday! I too would of liked to go but was unable. Love all the layers. I have been inspired by blooming cherry trees which I had the chance to photograph and post about. Spring is starting its come back here. Have a wonderful weekend! Theresa

  3. translates well... bet it's even better in real life with all that texture!

  4. Just found your blog, now THIS is inspiring!
    much love!

  5. Love the bright colors and beautiful textures. Your art is very whimsical and carefree.


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