Where Magic Happens

Sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone to make magic happen. Today I left my comfort zone, slapped a variety of colors of paint on my paper, tilted the paper to encourage the colors to run together, and came up with this wildly intense background.

Those are roses I’ve sketched (the shiny areas are masking fluid). Can I take a traditional subject like roses and combine them with this wild background and come up with something magical? Only time will tell….

6 Comments on Where Magic Happens

  1. KK
    August 26, 2012 at 8:20 am (5 years ago)

    The background is a beautiful amalgamation of colors. And yes magic starts happening or magic takes a life of its own once we leave our comfort zone. It is true for life & everything else :)

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  2. Gjk
    August 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Absolutely love the outcome of your experiment! I’ve been wanting you to do some wild things with water colors and your experiment turned out as fantastic as I expected it to. Love it! Can’t wait for the roses to be added.

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  3. gabrielgarbowota
    September 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm (5 years ago)

    You CAN come up with something magical! This lovely background will work beautifully with your roses as long as you use some of the same hues in the flowers. I can’t wait to see the next stage!

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    • afternoonartist
      September 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm (5 years ago)

      Funny, that’s exactly my plan to incorporate the background colors on the roses. I worked on the painting yesterday and will continue today. So far, it’s not magical, lol. But I may still be able to pull a rabbit out of my hat.

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