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Monday, February 15, 2016

"Ancestors"
(11" x 14" canvas)
This painting took me around 2 weeks to do. And, I just worked on it alone. I usually have 3 paintings going at once, but not this time. She really called to me. The background has around 15 layers of paint on it. There is a lot of texture in the background! I hope you like it.

Question for all of you. Since October of last year, my backgrounds have really became a centre point for me. I am finding the backgrounds are really telling me a story, before I even finish the painting. I have been asked, why don't you sell some of your backgrounds.
I would not be calling them backgrounds if I did this. I just keep thinking, is this right? Because to me, the painting isn't finished yet! LOL! I don't know if I should give it a try? Honestly, how do you feel about it? I guess it would be considered an abstract painting.

I would be having Crows/Crow Gals/Abstracts. To confusing? I guess this is how a person as an artist grows. You never know where your art will take you. I always say, follow your heart!

I would really like to know, what you feel.

There are many ideas running around this brain of mind! Watch out, it could be scary! LOL!

Tomorrow, mom and I are going to see Deadpool! Cool!!!

Have a great one everyone! Big Hugs! 

27 comments:

  1. Give it a try with the "backgrounds" and see what the reaction is. I like the fact that, on your other ones, the amazing backgrounds are just sort of a bonus, but who knows? You might find a new niche market.

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  2. I see selling your backgrounds as another way for you to express yourself, Stacy. Try not to have an image for the foreground in your mind and just get creative with color and design. If it doesn't work out you will have backgrounds to inspire more of your gorgeous art like in this posting!!!

    Hugs and Love
    xoxoxo

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  3. I say try it, you put as much artistic talent in those "backgrounds" as your other parts. It does look abstract, but I love the example you posted and I would buy it...if I had disposable income - lol.

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    1. I never know whether to say this or not but yep, I am with Lilac Wolf, I would have your paintings on my wall if I had disposable income too! Of course, it is your art and it is worth what you charge for it, not questioning that, so I will continue looking until I am someday rich! :)

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  4. I love the new painting so much! So beautiful and full of emotion and magic! You are doing so well!

    I don't know what to do about selling 'backgrounds'. You do put so much work into them, they could be considered a work of art on their own, but as they artist, you make the decision over whether you feel they are ready to go out into the world!

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  5. I think it couldn't hurt to try selling some "background" paintings. What is the worst that could happen? If you only do just a few, and never any more of them, those would be very "limited editions". Nothing bad about that. If you choose to, you could still paint over them in the future, no harm done. I think you should ease into it and give it a try. Your paintings continue to evolve. This may be just another facet of your painting career emerging.

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  6. Amazing piece, Stacy! Luuuuve the textures in the background as much as her serene look and her amazing headband and the orange firery light ♥ Conny http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  7. You are so beautiful to me........can't you see, you're so beautiful as are all your painting I love the half woman/half crow, which was the crow, the male or the female, just asking ;) lol love it sweet Stacy

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  8. You know Stacy my photo today would work with your idea, check it out ;)

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  9. Fantastic piece Stacy! I think you should try selling your cool backgrounds. If people have mentioned it, there is definitely a market there. :)

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  10. I love your paintings. I think you should do what you feel. The backgrounds look wonderful and I'm sure people will buy them. You paint because that's a part of you and if you feel a painting is not complete then you're won't feel happy selling it. Do what you feel. I love your background piece but follow your instincts and what you think you should do best. Who knows more than the person painting it and showing her inspirations and love through them. I love both your paintings.

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  11. I love your paintings. I think you should do what you feel. The backgrounds look wonderful and I'm sure people will buy them. You paint because that's a part of you and if you feel a painting is not complete then you're won't feel happy selling it. Do what you feel. I love your background piece but follow your instincts and what you think you should do best. Who knows more than the person painting it and showing her inspirations and love through them. I love both your paintings.

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  12. I love how the crows seem to be so at home around her hearth.

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  13. I love how the crows seem to be so at home around her hearth.

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  14. I love how your art has evolved these last few years. I think I've told you that more than thrice. It's soaring and changing and becoming more you and itself...

    About selling your "backgrounds"... Your abstract art is delicious! Especially with all the texture and color dance you've added to it. I think it would be something many of us would go nuts over. ♥

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  15. Hi kindred..."Ancestors" is absolutely beautiful..I love how her eyes are closed and the two crow are facing us/the viewer..powerful stuff!! Your paintings..all of them are beautiful..do as you feel called....every brushstroke is pure creation...they are magical! Shine on!
    V

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  16. Oooh, I love "Ancestors," it's so deep and compelling. I think your backgrounds could be stand alone abstract paintings if you want them to be. There's a lot of depth to them, but it's entirely up to you. If you feel like doing more to them or you feel like they're done, you're the artist and what you feel is the most important guideline, I think...

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  17. I love your work. As an artist, I think you should do the work that speaks to you.

    I have a friend in San Francisco who does abstracts. He too is an incredible artist too. His name is James Leonard. You should Google him. He's very approachable too.

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  18. I can see it as an abstract painting with the mix of colors forming ideas in different people's minds. I am now learning to appreciate abstract art so I think you can sell it as is...but I do look forward to seeing what comes up in your foregrounds. LOVE your art...front, back and all the places in between! xo

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  19. Make your lovely background/abstracts...then if they don't sell just paint your lovely crows on them...simples :D XXX

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  20. Hello my Crow friend! First it is so cool to see you painting BIG!!! Awesome painting! As for backgrounds, if it looks done to you let it go. Some of my best paintings (about 4 years ago) were what started off as backgrounds and I didn't see anything in it, so it was done. I know I am all over the place with my art and someone (who would that be?) told me to do whatever I felt like and what made me feel good. I know if I worry about the outcome of the painting, it gets all messed up...which is why I haven't been doing any mixed medias lately. You know in your heart what it done. I also like Gina's comment too! Big hugs!

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  21. Daww that heart in the fire / background is a cute detail! And for selling the backgrounds, well, you could try and see how it feels for you :-)

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  22. I've had many a painting ruined by overworking the background so I tend to mostly keep them simple. But in your case I think you need to follow your heart and what it is that YOU feel right.

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  23. OH WOW...I can see why this one called to you!
    Sweetie...this has to be your best ever.
    It is intriguing...fascinating...magical...and so, so beautiful!!
    I would say...do what appeals to you. Intuition is never wrong, in my experience.
    You are very talented, Sweetie...go for it! :))

    Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  24. Your Ancestors painting is fabulous! The 'background, abstract' is really interesting. I think that people will see different things in it and maybe that's the way it should be... when I first looked at it, I saw a Heart right in the middle. Maybe someday, you will see something else hidden in the painting and paint it for all of us to see, or maybe it is, what it is!
    Hugs and Cat Kisses!

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  25. To answer your question about your "backgrounds" - yes I think they can easily stand alone too! I like the look of the one at the bottom of this post because I can see many different things in there, depending on my mood. :)

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  26. I agree, your backgrounds make for really interesting paintings all on their own!

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