Acrylic paint, collage papers, on canvas, so far. 80 x 100 cm.
I am finishing up a project that has tormented me for several years. I am not one to have any unfinished projects but here is the only one that I have. So to start this next year fresh, I am getting this one done. This is a cougar with a cool thing going on you will see as I get further in the process. The first is a mask, and gesso layer, the second photo is the collage layer, the third is a mess layer, and the fourth is the peeling off layer. This is where I just have to go with it and hope for the best. It always surprises me. I will continue and you can see what comes next. I am covered in paint, and paper and so on, the painting is outside drying so I thought I would share while a make a coffee and go back to it.
Acrylic paint, collage papers, on canvas, so far. 80 x 100 cm.
So for the past while, I have been trying to deal with life. Sometimes that is a tough journey, don't you all agree? This is where my art saves me. I connect into the energy of the world or higher stuff or whatever works for you in this moment. I don't always know where I am supposed to go, or what I am supposed to do, I just have to feel whatever it is I need to feel and then move forward. Art gives me that time to think about it, or sometimes give me a break from it. Being in the moment. Ok enough, let's move forward.
this is a huge painting, 80 x 100 cm acrylic on canvas, reference my head, Reaching for her light. artist Robin Moulyn.
This is one of my favourite paintings. I used the background to create the dark, and only brought out the highlights. For me, it gives a luminous effect. i also love the contrast of size between the dragonfly and bear. It takes my breath away.
Acrylic paint, Bear and Dragonfly, 80 cm x 100 cm. Ecuador artist: Robin Moulyn.
I have always said that your face is the map of your life. For me I wish to have a face like this lady's face. She is joyful, and delighted with being alive. She has dignity and a light heart. She looks happy and free. I love her Unforgettable Face....I love going through my Unforgettable Faces photos to choose who I will do next. Believe me I have a huge file, I think it will take me a life time as I always add to the faces.
The Unforgettable Face was created using A3 Canson mixed media water colour paper, Winsor and Newton water colour markers, and Dr. Ph Martin Hydrus water colour paint.
a bitter sweet day, the last day of INKTOBER. The prompts were book, emotions and chicken.
Book for me was a straight forward instruction manual book. I can never read instruction books, my dyslexia kicks in and totally runs amok when I do this, I have people read the instructions to me because of it.
Emotions was an interesting think. Sometimes I feel like I have so many emotions that it is hard to choose which one will pop up or which combination will pop up. So my steam punk robot came to my rescue to help explain how I can feel about my emotions.
Chicken, I had some help with. I didn't want to do just a robot chicken and of course this prompt came on Halloween. This has got to be my favourite one. We were in the hospital and my partner and I were waiting to see the doctor, we were stressed and trying to find distractions. This was the best distraction ever and finally we could both laugh. We even laughed out loud and could finally find light.....
This is the gift of art< mediation, joy, emotions expressed, life, laughter and on and on and on.
Thank you all for being here and sharing my drawing time with me. You all have been so supportive, it has been great fun working with all your suggested prompts. Thank you again,
strathmore tan toned paper, rotring black drawing ink, noodlers bullet proof ink, Dr. Ph Martin bombay ink, rotring white drawing ink, sakura white gel pen, Rotring Art Pen *amaziing*
the prompts for these inktober posts are Euphoria, Fantasmagorical, Radiant, and Dinosaur. Again steam punk theme, so lets start. Euphoria, this is a 2 part feeling, the feeling when you have made something and it totally works, that is amazing Euphoria, the second is when I have a drink of coffee, especially in the morning, it is a hit of Euphoria, so when I translated that to a robot, it would be a hit of electricity.... Ok fantasmagorical was a tuffy, so I simply decided that my inventor would be showing off all his "made" friends and what he could do. I didn't really want him to sell any as they are his friends. Radiant.... warning bad play on words, Radio ant. that is what this is supposed to be. I don't know if I succeeded but this is inktober and sometimes not every idea works, what do you think? The easiest of the bunch was Dinosaur, this is what I would make if I was mechanically inclined and it would be toodling around my workshop helping me. As it is I have a steam punk Mr. Potato head that my son made for me who accompanies me in my studio. I like to choose my friends whom I let in my studio. Just saying.
I created these in the hospital while my partner was in there and for me this was kind of like a mental vacation, it relaxed me, we could both chat about it and use it to think about something else and not fully engage in the drama of the hospital. This is where art loves you back.
WOW what a week. I seriously feel like crying. These gifts of recognition have made me so emotional, this has personally been very difficult but with my art.... thank you all...
ok people I am coming up to the end of inktober, thank you all for hanging with me. The prompts for these images are Cat feet, Climbing, and direction.
Cat feet was a fun steampunk cat and playing with patterns. Lets talk meditating here for a moment. The more the pattern sometimes the better the art meditation, that is why so many people like working with mandalas.
For me the relaxing part all comes in the final details.Which is why I loved creating climbing. Even my husband who works in Dangerous environments said that this one is scary climbing. Ok, so who of us has not wondered how we have made it to the age we have, because I for sure have made my angles work hard to protect me.
Direction is a bitter sweet image. I had to put some of my emotions onto the paper right now. Which direction do we take, how much energy to we put into all directions or do we filter out the most important ones and follow that..... Life is full of direction and to be honest, that is part of the joy of life, making decisions and going for it.
Inktober prompts were forgiveness, shadow, and love. All of these were big thinks for me. And me with such a funny mind. The first thinking and processing via drawing was forgiveness. Forgiveness for me is all about letting go and moving forward. But it is also learning from the process. So here the little robot broke something but is owning up to the accident and trying to help fix it. The second was more cartoon fun of shadow. If our shadows could help us to "lighten up" they would make a little fun of us and laugh a little. The third is kind of self explanatory and made me cry a little. Because we have all had times when we all have had this happen, it does not make it a good thing to do, but sometimes love happens like this. Though love is not always a choice thing, it is a choice to try and pull yourself out of this kind of love and to clean it up and heal.
Robin Moulyn is an artist who mainly uses acrylic paint to share her thoughts of life, the universe and everything, mostly art though.