First Weekend in August/messing around

I messed around this weekend with something I saw on TikTok. You dab paint down (several different colors) and then swoop it with a big brush. I did these in a sketchbook and they’re not that good. But it does give me some ideas. Here are a couple more:

I took a big canvas from work. It was just sitting around and I asked for it. I’m going to sand it down and maybe start painting bigger. Sometimes I look back on work I’ve done and it seems like another person did it.

But I guess I always like to paint symmetrically.

Batch of rocks started. I started sanding the rocks as per another hack I heard about. I think it’s going to make a difference.

Have a great week and stay safe. Nina

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33 responses to “First Weekend in August/messing around”

  1. msjadeli says :

    Neat-looking effects.

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  2. Claudia McGill says :

    I know what you mean about past work and you wonder that you did it. I’m interested to see bigger work. And I like the swoopy style too.

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  3. Lucy says :

    Wow, Nina, your artwork is amazing. I especially like the rocks. What a creative idea. I also really love the dab paintings you did here, it’s so interesting and experimental. I love it!

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  4. Jane Dougherty says :

    I love that last (purple and orange tapeworm-sea serpent) swooping alien!

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  5. memadtwo says :

    The idea with the swoops definitely has potential. And I really like the stained glass looking one, and the dotted rocks too. I’m dying to do some real painting with acrylics–I wonder first of all how it would look, but I’ve always liked to work large scale. Having a canvas is an incentive! (K)

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  6. Phil Cooper says :

    Love the big juicy shapes and colours Nina . If you look back and wonder at it you must have been in the zone at the time of making 😀

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  7. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Very interesting and artistic work of art, Nina. Too good.

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  8. judeitakali says :

    Ahhh, so beautiful

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  9. Mother Wintermoon says :

    Love your art, the happy colors and your painted rocks!

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  10. D. Wallace Peach says :

    I love that you’re so creative, that you experiment, and stretch yourself. What fun. And how inspiring! Happy Painting.

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  11. calmkate says :

    Nice ones Nina, I like your use of bright colours!

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