5 Reasons Why This Saturday’s Artist Post Is Driving Me Crazy!

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Marisa D. Aceves. Indomitable Arrow City At Dusk. digital art/photography. 2016.

I really wanted to give you a great post this Saturday, but as luck, fate or an overloaded system would have it, this is what it has come to!

*side note to you, the reader and myself (After this post is published, I will immediately throw my myself on the couch with fists flying, legs kicking and my loudest scream possible….you would too…if it happened to you….over and over…and over…

 

1. Whenever I try to attach my picture to the post all I get is a giant photo and some crazy code describing the height and width of the photo beneath it!

That’s right folks including the artwork to this post has been a &^%$!!! and the afternoon is just getting started….

 

2. My allergies are killing me!!!!! Honestly!!!!!

I didn’t get much sleep for this entire week! This is making me crazy mad. So therefore all my patience”flew out the window” on Wednesday.

 

3. My stupid tablet is acting up again!

If you’re a frequent tablet user, eventually what I so fondly call tablet hiccup or stiction will happen to you and if you have an especially nice tablet….then that will make you doubly insane….Don’t tell me to reboot or restart my tablet…I’ve done that…

 

4. I’m in a generally pissy mood!!!!

Yup, that’s what lack of sleep and frequent computer troubles will get you, especially if you are a sensitive flower…I mean like a cactus flower….yeah..reeeeeaaaal sensitive!!

 

5. I’ve been so busy with inbound marketing for my business and other health issues I wasn’t able to spend as much time as I would have liked this week working on my art!!!

This happens to the best of us! Not that I’m the best of you… For the moment I’m simply engaging in a little wishful thinking! However, when you can’t do the things you love as much…well…that’s kinda like telling a small child that they can’t play outside cause ‘ the other kids will catch the flu!!!!
*If you’re a wee bit sympatico and you’re not too busy…Hint…that..always helps…Drop on by my website acevesart.com and checkout my new geometric digital art landscape and cityscape paintings made with photography!
*Sincerely, despite all this weeks CHALLENGES ..I mean garbage…I have enjoyed sharing and learning with you. Have a wonderful weekend! Do somethig fun! Spend time with family and loved ones! Lift someone out of their self-imposed, world imposed misery! Practice compassion! Practice love! Never forget to explore the possibilites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Year, A New Series/ Thank you to my readers

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Marisa D. Aceves. Whimsical Geometry: Symphonic Creativity. Mixed Media Digital Painting. 2016 ย 

To view or purhase more of my work, please visit acevesart.com

Creativity unbound finds purpose

Embracing the segmented city with a playful wave of color

It fills the void, laying out possibility

I finished 2016 by combining geometric abstract graphics with my abstract photography to create unique mixed media digital artworks. At the start of 2017, I will be launching my new Whimsical Geometry Series, which adds additional expressionist texture and an unexpected dash of whimsy to modern geometric abstraction.

* Aceves Art has a new modern look ๐Ÿ‘€ ! Feel free to check it out and tell me what you think! I’d love to get you feedback!

For all the patient viewers who have visited my blog, thank you for your interest in my work!

Wherever you find yourself in 2017, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ๐ŸŽ† ๐Ÿพ ๐ŸŽ‰

 

“No Ma’am I Didn’t See You Playing With Your Paint Brushes”

Colors In Flight Series

Colors In Flight Composition 2: What The Future Holds

Sometimes frustration and a healthy dose of restless boredom leads to the kind of experimentation we always told ourselves we wanted to do on a good day, but couldn’t be bothered.

The weekend I created these small paintings on paper, I was so tired I just didn’t know what to do with myself.

I noticed a small piece of paper I had smeared paint on as I was cleaning my brush and I reached over to pick it up, but it had paint on it.

I accidentally painted my thumb!

Trying hard not to curse out of frustration, I lazily grabbed some heavy weight paper created specifically for mixed media work and smeared my acrylic covered thumb on it.

The small thumb jab dried quickly beforeย  I committed to taping off the edges of the paper in anticipation of a finished piece.

I used direct and indirect applications of paint to produce ten small paintings on paper that evening and following afternoon.

This sudden explosion of creativity helped me to plan the series of large, narrow paintings I am currently finishing utilizing the same methods.

Here are a couple of examples from the completed series.

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Colors In Flight Composition 3: The Age of Maturity

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Colors in Flight Composition 5: All Things Coming Together

Satellite Series: Winds 1

Satellite Series: Winds 1

If you have ever visited this blog before, you will note that I take everyday objects like tinfoil, plastic containers, plastic parfait glasses etc. and I try to take them from a different angle or in different lighting so that the viewer may experience them in a new and unexpected way. In some of my paintings (example: the Satellite Series which I have currently posted on my main website http://www.acevesart.com/), I use everyday objects to create a variety of textures. The everyday object is still an important part of the painting, but instead of functioning as the main subject matter or star of the show, it has more of a supporting role. The texture that the object leaves behind is used throughout the composition to create or add interest to the subject matter. I like to think that the mark or texture that each object leaves behind is evidence of the overall personality of the object; it is what makes each object unique, special. For instance, wash towels leave a decidedly mottled, grainy texture, while rubber jar grippers leave a playful, painterly, checkerboard weave. There are a number of objects that can be used; and these objects if used properly, give the work it’s character.

Satellite Series: Untitled

Satellite Series: Untitled

I always like to try working in other painting mediums besides the two most popular mediums, oil and acrylic. I feel this practice is both humbling and exciting, because you never know what you will learn or where a particular medium will take you. When I first created the abstract paintings in the Satellite Series, I wanted to not only get a feel for working in enamels, but I had a strong desire (although an unrealistic one) to become proficient in the medium on the first try. Proficiency takes time and patience to learn a variety of techniques. What I did find out from this experience, was that if you fail to prepare your area with plastic or cloth before you paint (using plastic table clothes as ground cover is another affordable option), you will inevitably end up painting yourself and the rest of your surroundings. Working in a cool, dry, well ventilated area and wearing the proper equipment is important to preserving your health and the health of your friends and family. For additional information on how to paint with enamels and enamel safety, check out these articles:

1. Enamel Paint Safety -http://www.ehow.com/about_6685718_enamel-paint-safety.html

Please Note: Enamels can be very toxic if you are not careful about how you use them. Here is an important link to an article with special measures you can take to protect your health while using enamels – http://www.ehow.com/about_5723435_toxic-effects-brain-enamel-paint.html

2. Properties of Enamel Paint-http://www.ehow.com/info_8197296_properties-enamel-paint.html

3. How to Work With Enamel Paint: 5 Steps – wikiHow
http://www.wikihow.com/Work-With-Enamel-Paint

4. How to Troubleshoot Enamel Paint