I've been working on these paintings for the past few months and have fallen in love with the process. They're like 6" squares of art therapy. I've been experimenting with different colors and designs and each painting is unique. I don't do any pre-planning when the line-work starts which is very unlike my normal design process. One of my favorite things about them is the accidental alignments that you notice when placing canvases next to each other. As you turn the canvases and different edges meet, you notice many lines connect perfectly, almost like it was planned.
These small paintings have allowed me to continue to do hands-on art despite having a busier-than-ever-schedule. Between a newborn, full-time job, and owning my own graphic design business, I was worried about having time to work on personal projects. These paintings are actually perfect to work on while a little boy is napping.
Here are three recent paintings I've finished. This shows the front as well as the wrap around design. No need for frames with these gallery canvases!
This is how my paintings start. I don't think this part through too much, I just start blending away with colors.
Not pictured: Pandora playing on my phone and a nearby glass of wine.
I'm currently working on my 7th and 8th paintings in this series. I typically have more than one going at a time.
I'd also like to give a shout out to my husband who has held our baby while I promise him I'm finishing just "one more line" and hope he hasn't noticed I'm still working on it five lines later. You married an artist, you knew what you were getting into!