Initial layers of color started here. I like this ugly phase. Its like that awkward preteen phase. You see the beauty, but things are just a little out of place just yet. I used David Rourke's method of couching and I really like the way the paint smears around.
The kids are out of school for the rest of this week so they can have a long holiday weekend. Not sure how much painting I will get done the rest of this week. I will put some paint here and there and let her dry.
I have dug up some ancient sketchbooks and ideas are brewing. It is funny how awful things looked back then and they were major breakthroughs for me. Back then, imagination was king and skill were second. Today, my skill is getting focus and the ideas are just dead. So I was thinking that maybe if I revisit some of the old ideas with a new skill I might be able to come up with something pleasing? It is worth a try. One of my major goals is to do some surreal/abstract work. I have never just let myself cut loose and just make a playground of strangeness. I always envisioned my progress to lead to more surreal art with a classical flair. I think I have been "waiting" for the precise time. Quite honestly, I am not sure what the hidden rules are to get started. I will have to think about that and get back to you.
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
Toxic - This is a journal entry before words are added.The topic of toxic people has been coming up in many discussions lately. This is how I think it would look if you could make a visual image. This started as a simple form study and ended up as this. #journal #art #artjournal #selfcare #toxicpeople #getitoutofmyheadvia Instagram
Number 3 in my quest to complete #inktober2017 I started with an ink wash and then used my Microns to accent the details. This is definitely an experiment worth repeating. It reminds me of the interior illustrations in books when I was a kid It is #ink on #watercolorpostcard #art #artist #drawing #illustrationvia Instagram