Noodling

I’ve been working on the tissue paper and newsprint  today.  This is when I turn up the music and, as my sister calls it, “noodle” – painting itty bitty details.  Some artists find this tedious, I find it relaxing.  It doesn’t require a whole lot of thinking, just a little bit patience.  If I have some good music I’m good to go!

I’m using a mixture of pthalo blue (red shade) and  violet oxide for the dark shadows and print.  Working wet in wet for the shadowing and dry brush for the lettering,  adding water in the areas I want the lettering to fade.  I’ve also been adding more detail to Jack, deepening the shadows creating more depth.  Ok, back to noodling!

6 Comments and 3 Replies

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    Do you ever put little things in your noodling that just come to mind? Things such as kids names, a favorite place etc? I have before…very indiscretly. It is fun. This is turning out great!

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    Jane Freeman says:

    I think the Artcolony needs to be in there! ha!!! This will be a fantastic piece when you get done…it is so perfect as this is just what cats love the most!

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    mollie jones says:

    This is looking marvelous, Bitsy…love that orange kitty.

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    bitsy says:

    Thanks ladies, I think I’m having more fun putting clues in the paper than anything else. Jack is a pretty boy, but his table manners are atrocious!

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    Lee Gamble says:

    Bitsy-This is looking great! Love your ‘glass’ paintings the best though. Great job on the blog too. 🙂

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      bitsy says:

      Thanks Lee, I’m enjoying the ‘blogging experience’. Need to paint the furries for my sanity and fun while I’m doing the more intricate work like glass. It’s a good balance 😉

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    I love noodling, too! It’s perfect for glass reflections. This is totally stunning. Thanks for posting your progress!

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