My latest six-word painting is more ‘rough art’ rather than fine art. It has lots of texture and touches of iridescent white and shiny gold (which aren’t really showing up in the photos). The nest wasn’t part of the original concept but just sort of appeared while I was working on the composition. Painting this reminded me that when I was very young, I wanted to sleep in the branches of our walnut tree, underneath the stars. Who am I kidding? I still do.
In my last post, I mentioned my plan to make good use of the body of work I have accumulated as a result last year’s six-word story challenge. I painted my first six-word painting a little over a month ago. Here is the second: She unplugged and instantly felt better. True story : )
I’ve been experimenting with my six-word stories again. Several months ago I created a couple of small mixed media versions by transferring printed words onto painted canvases. This time I’ve painted the words so that they are an integral part of an abstract landscape. I’m so pleased with the result that I’m already planning the next one…
“The main inhibitor for creativity is just being scared…. You’re afraid that your ideas aren’t good enough. If you can get over that hump where you don’t care whether your ideas are any good or not, then you can be successful.” James Kochalka
The following six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few of my favourites over on Instagram.
28. She can. Of course she can.
29. She was unafraid… and dangerously optimistic.
30. School’s out! Now life’s lessons begin.
31. Writers gonna write, prompted or not.
1. Reputation shmeputation. It’s actions that matter.
2. Leap? I’m happy with baby steps.
3. Foolhardy, he was clearly not responsible.
[May/June prompts: she can…, unafraid, school’s out!, (no prompt), the lion, leap, daredevil.]
P.S. The background image is a detail of one of the new little paintings which I wrote about in my previous post.