So I’ve mentioned my Painting of the Week project, yes? (I’m such a horrible blogger! LOL)
Well, last week was the first week I missed, so last night I sat down and did a two-part diptych (is that redundant?). Ink and paint on top of leftover cardboard from a box of snickerdoodle mix. I should have gesso’d it first, but I was lazy. On the plus side of that the paint and ink slid around on top of the printed side of the box and gave me some cool effects.
It turned out darker than my usual stuff … but I like it. Part of that is that I’m trying to use up a bunch of random cheapish craft paint colors, and that’s where the maroon color came from. Then my random shelf liner, sequin punch, spray top circle magic… and … voila.
The thing that I’ve found so invigorating about these, when I make the time to just sit down and do them, is to have absolutely NO idea about what I want to do. Then mostly I grab the first bottle of paint I see, and just start. I let the paint lead me. And in doing that I always end up with something I like more than if I had gone into this with a plan. Plans have their places, but I find my pages/paintings always have more energy than if I try and make them fit some kind of preconceived notion.
It’s a good lesson. For a lot of things…