Friday, January 18, 2013

I Sing With My Paintbrush

I sing with my paintbrush; warm and beautiful I drip acoustic; visual renditions of myself sung in minor chords... if you don't get me by now, you never will.

There is something intensely gratifying and peaceful about an evening just relaxing and creating. No expectations, no dictations... just you and your open journal, various supplies, and a cup of coffee (or tea). Oh, and music. There must be music.

I've recently discovered Kathleen Edwards, and I tend to like her music very much. I tend to be a fan of Joni Mitchell, but "Ladies of the Canyon" style, you know... more folksy, singer/songwriter stuff. Anyway, I digress... this is what I created tonight.

I mixed some white gesso with a bit of antiquing solution, then brushed it onto my open spread. I like the varying yet subtle shades of variance, even when it dried.

It seemed to resemble a beach to me, so naturally, I drew in some rocks/shells. I used watercolor pencils, then added some shading under them with a Prismacolor colored pencil. I like the way it turned out so far.

I can easily picture myself in the future, all long hair and bare feet, sitting along the shore, painting the beach. Who knows :)


Anonymous said...

Love it, Jen! So very peaceful! I know what you mean by having a quiet peaceful night just creating. God gave us our talents to USE! Here's a song I changed around to be a Christian song: it is "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes", from Cinderella(the Disney movie). My version goes like this: "A prayer is a wish your heart makes, when you talk to God. In prayer you will lose your heartache, whatever you pray for you've got. Have faith in your God, and someday, your answer will come shining through! No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the prayer that you pray will come true... will come true!" :-)

Aloquin said...

Terri, that song is beautiful!!! I love it :)

MYSAVIOR said...

It is so wonderful that you can easily express yourself. That is where I get stumped verbally.

Keep on keeping on!


Vicky Williamson said...

Lovely thoughts and words! I'm listening to Celtic music at the moment (Fiona Rithie's Thistle & Shamrock) --- you make me wonder how I could paint these ancient folk sounds of my roots.

NellywithWings said...

Jen, you should definitely grow your hair long, I think it would suit your spirit :)

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

I log music, it can really inspire you. I haven't started my art journal I bought yet. Need to get some gesso one day, I've heard it's a good thing to have. Probably will save my nice journal until I do... Have no idea what I'll do with it yet. I have my 2013 smash book to keep me busy anyways, haven't started it yet either.