Today I painted bigger again, on 20/20″, 50/50 cm. I worked very quickly and finished it in one sitting. I’m not too attached to the end-result, I’m focusing more on flow and fun right now.
After a period of being ill, and feeling sloppy and out-of-shape, physically and mentally, I decided to go against my scarcity-of-time-mindset and paint bigger than postcard or business card-size.
And I really experienced the healing power of painting right now. Something starts to move and lighten up ad going back to the core of things, back to the basic joy of living.
So, that’s about it for today!
Today the first layer of a new painting on paper (20/20″, 50/50 cm, a little bit bigger than the last months).
Again, only using three colors (pink, turquoise, and Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold). Plus black and white. I loved the beautiful soft tones that came from mixing the Gold, Turquoise, and White.
The black is tissue paper. And I used some newspaper. The fun thing is that I mostly used plastic cards for applying the paint. I like it that way! You ‘scrape’ or ‘plaster’ the paint on the paper – depending on the thickness of the layer.
It’s also perfect for applying glue (matte medium). Usually, I use my fingers, but this surface is too big for that. I think it’s relatively economical this way.
Next week, next layer!
Today I did another experiment with newspaper as a substrate. I really enjoy working like this! It all feels very flimsy and thin, but if I’m going to mount it on panel, it doesn’t matter – it makes it even easier, I think.
I plan to make a whole series of at the least four of these small 6/6″ (15/15 cm) collages, only using two colors.