After playing with my paints one night, I noticed that most of them were fairly transparent. Â I count on that when adding layers. Â I like to build my paintings up in layers to add depth. Â I also, many times, like to obscure something in the background. Â This time, I was noticing how some of the paint seemed to luminesce as the sun set. Â This was only a play on the light, but it got me wondering if neons or glow in the dark paints would shine through from underneath. Â So the next day while at Michael’s, I bought me some glow-in-the-darks, and some neons to see what it would do. Â I ended up running out to the Wal*Mart at 10pm to buy a black-light so I could check the results. Â You can see in the photo, some of the colors REALLY shined through. Â I was VERY excited and woke my beautiful, young bride up to show her. Â Somehow, at 1am, she wasn’t as enthused.
For The Artistic Biker Live!, I painted a scary clown face and was going to paint a completely different, happy scene on top of it. Â Half way through, I got another idea and decided I would rather play with the new idea than finish this one. Â I fretted about it for almost a minute before I realized that it’s MY journal and I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do in it. Â So I turned the page and went on to the next project. Â That’s a great lesson and brings on a LOT of freedom.
I got a call from my day job that required me go out of town for a few days so I didn’t get to finish either project. Â However, I was able to edit the video while on the road and get it posted Sunday evening. Â You can see the video on The YouTube or just watch it in the player below:
My friend Rhomany says that once you pick up the little brushes, the painting is done. Â The idea is that once you have done the detail work, you’ve done the bit that interests you. Â If you keep at it, you’ll just frustrate and bore yourself. Â Have you ever started a piece only to discover that you didn’t like it, discovered a new direction, or just lost interest?