Saturday, July 01, 2006



PAGE ONE OF A FAIRY TALE ~ I finished this painting today and it's acrylics, 9 1/4 X 12 inches on unstretched canvas. I just bought a new color of acrylics and had to try it out on this one. I usually just use red, blue, yellow, black and white to mix all my colors but couldn't get purple to come out right so I bought some dioxazine purple and woo I love it! Purple here I come!

19 comments:

jafabrit said...

this is very intriguing and surreal. I really like it a lot.

LynClay said...

Thanks Alfreda, appreciate your nice comment! Most of my paintings are surreal lately and I just wish I knew if I'm going in the right direction or not. I love doing abstracts but I always find myself pulled into doing stuff more representational and it always turns out looking surreal.

W. J. St. Christopher said...

This is great, Lynette! You do seem to be on a magical bent -- but I LIKE it!

Page One of a Fairy Tale -- does that mean you're working on a series, or is that just a really clever title?

You must be working like crazy; every time I check in you've posted a finished piece!

Breathe!

LynClay said...

Thanks W.J. hey you gave me an idea about doing a series. I just couldn't think of a title and thought it looked like some fairy tale scene but my hubby said it looked like Edward Scissorhand's Christmas tree LOL! I love painting and this didn't take very long to do. I feel like I am breathing when I'm painting hehe! :)

The Epiphany Artist said...

PURPLE! I LOVE PURPLE! And you are right! Ya just have to buy it. nothing compares...

LynClay said...

Thanks Terri yep I found out you have to buy it because mixing the red/blue doesn't make a purple that looks right, more like mud when I did it.

jafabrit said...

Why fight it lyn, maybe that is the direction your muse wants you to go for now. I love the surreal quality.

LynClay said...

Thanx Alfreda I love working in surreal..I mean, who wants reality not me LOL ! :) :O :p I get enough of that every day!

Cynthia said...

A couple of days ago, I posted a very long and profound (writes that jokingly) comment about this painting and blogger was acting up...lost it and now I'm back to try and re-create it.

I could see a series evolve from this painting. I like the surreal quality to it...night view outside a broken window, the moon, magic. I love it. Can't wait to see the next one!

I know what you mean about purple. I use a magenta color that makes a terrific pink when mixed with white and a good purple when mixed with ultramarine.

LynClay said...

Thanks Cynthia! Arrgh I hate when that happens, I try to remember to copy when I type out a long one cause it happens to me and it's so darn aggravating.
Hey thanks for the tip on the magenta color I am going to look for that too. I am going to make a series out of this and I'm ready to start on the next one.

Cynthia said...

I can't wait to see them!

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Me too! Um . . . either!

LynClay said...

Thanks Cyn and W.J. I got my work cut out for me! :p

W. J. St. Christopher said...

No problem! Just quit you job, unplug the phone, and paint.

What do you mean, "That's not a good plan."?

LynClay said...

OMG W.j. you don't know how much I would LOVE to do just that!

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Gosh, did I say, "Quit *you* job?"

Has anyone seen my language skills?

LynClay said...

hehe that's OK W.J. I must have bad readin' skills cause I didn't notice your typo! :):P

Florence said...

Very cool painting! It feels like a door to another dimension.

It's easier to get purple if you mix magenta and blue. I find that red is very difficult to use in a mix.

Florence

LynClay said...

Hi Flo! Thanks for the help yep the red turns muddy when you try to mix it with any cool colors.