Don’t think, just paint

Don’t think, just paint

Don’t think, just paint 650 472 Consie Sindet

I am not a fan of painting on stretched canvas. I’d much rather paint on something that serves a function other than to just hang on a wall. I know as an artist this is not exactly the norm but I’ve always felt that way.

Mixed media canvas by AtopSerenityHill.com #acrylic #mixedmedia #artSo when my friend, M.E. asked me to paint a few canvases to put on consignment for her new shop, Bethany Beach Art House in Delaware, my first instinct was to cringe! Why couldn’t I just send her my zippered pouches? They were painted canvas, after all. I just happened to have made them functional!

Mixed media canvas by AtopSerenityHill.com #acrylic #mixedmedia #artBut M.E. made a good argument for painting the stretched canvases. There are many people that see art as the hanging version on the wall, not necessarily the non-traditional way I like to make it…by sewing canvas into “stuff”. She thought that clients would be more drawn in by having both options to choose from.

Mixed media canvas by AtopSerenityHill.com #acrylic #mixedmedia #artIt was a new way of looking at the selling process for me (I come from a very crafty background) and I’m glad that she encouraged me to go for it.

Mixed media canvas by AtopSerenityHill.com #acrylic #mixedmedia #artInstead of overthinking the process, I grabbed three canvases this past weekend and employed one of my favorite mantras…don’t think, just paint!

Mixed media canvas by AtopSerenityHill.com #acrylic #mixedmedia #artAll three canvases started off with the same set of colors and yet each one took a different direction.

Mixed media canvas by AtopSerenityHill.com #acrylic #mixedmedia #artI had the best time playing, and trying this and that. I guess it just proves I need to get out of my own way sometimes and just let it flow! The canvases are on their way to Delaware, along with a bunch of the zippered pouches. Wish me luck!

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23 comments
  • Neena July 1, 2015 at 8:20 am

    All three are wonderful! I love the bright colors that you used.

  • Rita Wise July 1, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Oh Consie your paintings are soooo beautiful! They bring so much light and happiness into this sad world….I hope you have plenty of blank canvases on hand, I think you are going to be a very busy gal keeping up with your new orders!

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent!!!!!!!

  • Kathy Gledsdale July 2, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Wow they are all gorgeous.

  • Julie July 3, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Hi, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:
    http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2015/07/feline-art-friday.html

  • Ozge Basagac July 3, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Good luck Consie 🙂 I am sure you will do well, both with the canvases and the painted pouches. I prefer the “functional” art, too. Hanging something on the wall is fine but i always feel we should be able to experience art by all senses in addition to seeing.How about touching, smelling and others? Happy weekend to you…

  • Faye July 3, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Wow, your canvas paintings are really gorgeous! I love the bright colors.

  • Penny Lee StewArt July 3, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Thanks for the advice! I am going to put it into practice today. Don’t Think, Just Paint! If I stop to think, I will remind myself that I have over 500 paintings sitting here already, from ACEOs 2.5 x 3.5 inches to 18×24 pet portraits, so why paint more? Yes, I am obsessive and compulsive and I paint every day, and I sell on Ebay, Etsy and Daily Paintworks, but right now I am in a slump because it seems like a waste of time. So, JUST PAINT is perfect for today! Thank you!!!
    Penny Lee Stewart
    http://www.pennyleestewart.com

  • Diane Baker-Williams July 3, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I am loving the bright colors. they look so simplistic at first glance but looking deeper you can see the layers. the white adds a whole other dimension that I truly like.

  • Susan July 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    These are wonderful! I love the colorful innocence of each of them. Your use of white is perfect. Don’t think, just paint! And paint lots!

  • Clare July 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Gorgeous colours. Happy PPF

  • Melisa July 6, 2015 at 9:04 am

    But art hanging on the wall does have a function. Walking into a room and seeing one of these on the wall, I would instantly feel a lift in energy, and happiness to be surrounded by the colors. Making my day a little brighter and my home prettier is a very important function, LOL. Art that can be carried with me in the form of a bag is also very cool, but why not have both?

    • Consie Sindet July 14, 2015 at 9:49 am

      So true, Melisa! It is one of those things I fight…too much traditional art school verses wanting to have my own rules! Lol!

  • Purvi July 7, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Gorgeous canvas paintings!!! Love the addition of white to highlight…

  • Zsófi V July 11, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Love these happy colors! I guess it doesn’t matter that it’s functional or not as long as you feel well being messy without thinking enjoying the process. Good luck with your canvases Consie!

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