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Friday, June 06, 2014

Live Painting...a peek behind the scenes!

Ya...I had to 'work' the other weekend. Funny how when you do what you love, it doesn't seem like work at all. Not that it's not hard, tiring, draining at times especially when you work for yourself it's hard to know when to draw the line between stopping and starting...but it's also fun, exciting, inspirational, and I'm completely blessed to be able to share what I do with others.
 Spreading the love, one brush stroke at a time. Here's a fun little video of me starting an abstract--36 x 60 during our downtown street festival in Aberdeen, NC. I was asked to put up a booth with my art in it but after just coming back from two major events in Memphis and the Outerbanks, I didn't really have enough work ready to show in a festival but I'm always up for a paint a thon! 

Over the course of 3 hours and really hot temperatures, a gust of wind that toppled the tent and blew over a framed piece I had...I still created with abandon and fun. I took it home and tweaked the details and composition a bit more over the last couple of weeks. At the end of the video you'll see the finished piece. Hope you enjoy and I hope it inspires you to go out and create something with your own hands. It's an amazing feeling. Trust me.    36 x 60 " Aligning Forces"  you can see this piece in person at my friend Bryon Morris's shop that will be opening soon downtown Aberdeen (a custom frame shop a couple doors down from his Barber Shop). Be sure to come back on Monday as I'm kicking off the ReMe blog hop "Memories of May" where we are going to showcase pics from our May ReMe retreat, share thoughts of the experience from our guests and of course there are going to be some fantastic prizes to give away..like for me, I may just be giving away an ORIGINAL painting!! :))) Every Monday in June starting June 9th there will be chances to win big and be a part of the adventure.


5 comments :

Joanne said...

love this piece thanks for sharing your process

Saranne Valentine said...

Love this, and all the yummy colors! Thanks for sharing!

Dana said...

Oh my goodness!!! So beautiful and I can't believe your tent imploding in the middle of it all! You are such a trooper =0)

Art4me said...

WOW , your persistence thru that wind! It is so hard for me to imagine that this awesome painting came out of ALL those layers! You truly have a vision and know your goal! I love your style Jodi!

Annette

Barb B said...

What fun to watch this, Jodi! Gorgeous!