Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jellyfishes To the Rescue!

When a painting goes sour, seriously sour, I try to make the most of it. One such painting wasn't going very well. I had to make some drastic changes by throwing on more gesso and glazing it with dark indigo paint.

I then added ripped paper, iridescent mica, splattered white gouache, and glammed it up with glitter pen! 

Can you believe this started out as a tranquil barnyard scene? LOL. Jellyfishes to the rescue!

Here's Stephen and daddy enjoying a bit of marine-life themselves.

What a stunning world we live in. There's an "ocean" of inspiration out there AND many ways to cover-up mistakes! Thank you Mother Nature :).


Kelly Warren said...

Takin' on the jellies, man. :-) (yes, I can recite just about every line in Finding Nemo.) Love your jellies!!

Jess said...

You've done an amazing job and to think it sarted out as a farmyard scene. Love the jellyfishes!
Jess x

martinealison said...

Vous avez vraiment beaucoup de ressources !... Sublime résultat !... et quel beau bébé !

Gros bisous.

Liz Fulcher, The Fragrant Muse said...

Okay, this is just too bizarre. I had a very very similar experience this summer when my project that started out as watercolor turnips ended up being jellyfish!

What makes this story even more strange to me is that you've been on my mind a lot lately. I have developed "rat fever" and am considering adopting two little boys and suddenly remembered watching videos of Autumn and Summer years ago when I was following your blog on a regular basis.

You've had a baby! Congratulatinons Gina(and Jim)! He's beautiful. Do you still have rats? I read about the passing of Autumn and felt your loss. What about Summer? Is she still with you? Their short life spans is one of the things holding me back from getting them...

I've sent you a friend request on Facebook and wanted to send a message there but that feature seems to be turned off on you wall.

Great to connect with you again!

Liz Fulcher

Petrina Anna said...

Wow. what a great save. I love posts about making the most out of a mistake. It shows me that anything is possible and don't toss it out just because it's not going as planned. It can turn into something completely different.


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