Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hard to explain....but


There is something fun and totally 'freeing' about painting these drippy girls. First of all, I know I'm just playing......so bye-bye pressure and expectations! Second, it's only paper...who cares what goes right or what goes wrong? Not me! There's blotches of color where there shouldn't be and I'm totally ok with it :)

I highly recommend trying this if you've found yourself in the same boat I was in. Get out some watercolor paper or bristol paper if you like acrylics and just sketch and play and drip and make a mess! It's so fun ....really!

Hope you all have a great week!
Darla

15 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

Darla, I am going to try this when I get home ;o) Don't know how my crows will look, but who knows?? ;o) And, please let me know if you are ever going to sell any of these beautiful watercolor paintings! They are stunning! Happy you are able to follow my blog now ;o) Hugs ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

Darla, I am going to try this when I get home ;o) Don't know how my crows will look, but who knows?? ;o) And, please let me know if you are ever going to sell any of these beautiful watercolor paintings! They are stunning! Happy you are able to follow my blog now ;o) Hugs ;o)

Jeannette said...

Darla your drips are gorgeous and I love the new direction you have taken.If you have prints available I will purchase one.

The Secret Hermit said...

I agree it is great fun Darla, and your girl's look fabulous all drippy :o)

Janine said...

This is beautiful!

Diane said...

LOve how your play
:)

Serena said...

Stunning! I would definitely like to try this, Darla...thanks for the encouragement ~ xo

Julie-ann Bowden Heavenleigh Art said...

She remind's me of mother earth. Love her hair! :)

Cathy Bueti said...

Darla I LOVE these drippy girls!! You should put them in your shop! Would look great framed! Cannot wait to see more! :)

Diana Evans said...

I am loving these Darla!!!! what fun you are having and I have to say they look so cool especially their eyes...with the dripping mascara!!!!

Tina Eudora said...

Darla I love her!!! It's hard to put into words, she looks sad and gloomy and yet so compelling and the colors are perfect....I think you should make more of these "triste" ladies!
Tina xo

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh, thank you all so much! I really do hope some (if not all :) of you try this!

Julie-ann Bowden Heavenleigh Art said...

Darla, you so beautiful! :)

pinkglitterfae said...

ooh, I love playing with drippy paint!
she turned out so lovely, despite the running mascara, lol!

I always mean to drip paint all over my faces, but then I like them so much, I change my mind :-D

Helen said...

I love this picture and funnily enough I was thinking of doing a similar thing, so you've certainly inspired me :)