Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Behind the Scenes...

I don't know why, but I thought I'd share with you a peek at the glamorous and colorful life I lead as a Halloween folk artist. Today was an exceptionally messy day (probably because I am so frantic to finish my work in time). Anyway, I spilled my mucky gray paint water all over myself and the floor and also kept dragging my fingers across my wet paint palette. I'm sure by the end of the day, I had it all over my face, but I jumped in the shower too quickly to look! While I was in the midst of making my daily mess, I looked down at my hands with a laugh to see them spotted and stained in various hues of Halloween. At least I can giggle about it! While admiring my custom-colored fingers and palms, I noticed that my paint palette, layered in uneven mounds of thick color, had its own contemporary charm! So, I decided to take some behind the scene photos!

~ Johanna

* I'm grateful for these hands (however messy they are!)
... Any palm readers out there?....  :-)

* Would you hang this on your wall? :)

* Ahhh, yes it's my trusty old paint palette... eventually, I'll peel all of that hardened paint off and start all over again....


Designs by CK said...

AH an artist's hands! '-)


Robert said...

Don't you just love peeling the paint off a palette? It always looks so pretty, in a very odd way!

Leah's Art Magic said...

Hey Johnanna, I have a Masterson Sta-Wet-palette. Have you ever tried one? It saves you a lot of money, because you keep your paints wet and then you can come back the next day and continue to paint! Geez, I sound like a comercial! LOL I really like mine.:)


Johanna Parker said...

Thanks for the tip Leah!.... I think I spend so much time in my workroom dungeon that I don't know what I'm missing out on! :) I will have to look that one up and perhaps give it a try!

~ Johanna

And yes Robert.... I do enjoy peeling the hardened paint off... I may have to give that up though with Leah's suggestion.... hmmmmmmm-- decisions...

Anonymous said...

I think I would hang that on my wall! Love those fiery colors!


Kitty Forseth said...

Hey Girlfriend.

Love those hands, looks like you have a boo boo, is that a band-aid?

I actually have an old paint palette hanging in my studio, I was going to toss it but I liked the colors so I kept it! That's Connie's influence on me :~).

xoxo Kitty

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Great behind the scemes view of your work. And your paint palette looks a lot like my highly coveted cool-whip lid. :)

P.S. Love the dog in the post above.

vintagepaletteart said...

Joycee's cousin Reb is a palm reader Johanna! And a good one too!

Don't ya just love acrylic paint????? I wear it so much.........especially on my clothes! Too bad we can't peel it off of material! LOL