Friday, July 26, 2013
I am reading a wonderful book by Twyla Tharp, "The Creative Habit". It is helping me to clarify my direction and get even more focused. It seems this art thing is never exactly where you want it to be, if you even know where you want it to be!
I have spent the last two days working on this image. I covered up a false start and started over. This is getting closer to what I want. I used liquid acrylic inks and then building up the opacity with fluid acrylics. The surface was first textured with gesso and heavy gel that I stamped into. I drew and painted with a cheap, thin wooden coffee stirrer and lots of finger painting in the final stages! My nails are a disaster but it was lots of fun with very interesting effects. If you haven't tried painting with your hands or fingers. This is a small square gallery canvas. I am going to try a similar painting on watercolor paper.
I like this palette. Indigo Blue, Magenta, Yellow Ochre, Spectrum Red (red orange) Dark Walnut and Buff Titanium in place of white.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 5:36 PM