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173: scratchy, painty, yogi

melissa averinos

Tags painting
April 6, 2008

Hey, how about some pictures of something I actually made, not bought secondhand?
How would that be?

Here are 2  little works on canvasboard that I  painted last spring.

They now live in the kitchen.

I was going to say " these are a departure from my usual style" but really, everything I have done in the past number of years is different from what I guess I still think of as 'my style'! 

As I have mentioned before, I am in constant experiment-mode. 

 

Well, that scratching into paint ( as above)  is one technique I have been using for probably 15 years or more. So that has remained, I just now realized! 

But the overall look of the paintings, the colors, the content even- still feels very new to me. 

I really like these. There are actually a bunch more in this series, hmm, where are they? Probably in one of my stacks of paintings under piles of vintage fabric!

I apologize for the darkness of these pictures. What, did I take these in a freaking closet or something? 

Even with in my 'experiment-mode', these are unique for me because of the color palette. Sometimes I will just randomly choose a few tubes of paint and try to make something using only those colors. I find the limitation of not relying on my go-to colors  enhances my creativity and keeps me from boxing myself in.
Do you paint at all?  

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I went to that yoga class yesterday. Oh, it felt so good to be back. My hamstrings are killing me! I need to not let it go for two weeks again! 

And in just a few minutes, I am leaving to go to another class. Yay! It's that kind of yoga I took for the first time a month ago. A friend who I went to that workshop with said, "You were grinning the entire time. You looked like you were finally home!"

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I went to that yoga class yesterday. Oh, it felt so good to be back. My hamstrings are killing me! I need to not let it go for two weeks again! 

And in just a few minutes, I am leaving to go to another class. Yay! It's that kind of yoga I took for the first time a month ago. A friend who I went to that workshop with said, "You were grinning the entire time. You looked like you were finally home!"


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