When it’s cloudy and rainy, make lemonade, I say. Or at least, add lemon yellow into a crazy wild abstract painting!
This began with molding paste, moved to fluid acrylics, then high flow paint.….and a spray misting bottle. Oh, and a palette knife and the back of a paintbrush for the lines. Not sure I’d be posting this if it weren’t for the May Madness Month of painting daily with Margaret & Debi…….but the nice thing about acrylics is, I can always cover all or part of it up and have a “do over”! I’d love to get your vote. Leave it alone, or do over? You guys get to choose.
This was my first time experimenting with a gessobord, made by Ampersand. This one is a 5 inch square. It reminds me of masonite with a hard, ceramic-like(?) finish and then gesso is added and in the process, it becomes an archival surface. It allows for correction and paint can be blotted off the surface, which makes it great for a beginner. Vicki Hutchins was recently doing some experiments on another surface also made by Ampersand, called claybord. (Hers are just stunning; please go check out her site!) Vicki, maybe if I play around with this a few more times, I may produce something as gorgeous as the stuff you’re doing! You inspire me to reach higher. This surface is way different from anything I’ve tried before, and I’ll be curious what the next experiment (or this one, reworked) brings.
Peace and Happy Monday to all! Dance like you mean it.