Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Journaling and Emerging

So as for my painting additions....
I was trying to keep it non subjective but I see a face emerging.  Do you?  I like doing faces, especially non representational ones, but I wanted this to be different.  But what I am learning with intuitive painting is what I want and what the painting wants can be two different things.  I still have a long way to go with this baby so I'll try to stay open and see what happens.  I am still a little tentative so think I need to let go and do something bold?  So hard!

Day 8 I did some mark making with housepaint.

Day 9 Did some glazing with Quinacridone Gold and Transparent Iron Oxide,  both Golden colors.

Day 10 Added heavy body Golden Light Turquoise with a palette knife.  Sprayed with water and rubbing alcohol and scraped back.  Made some nice texture.
Day 11 Spread some heavy body Golden Zinc White in some areas with a palette knife,
Day 12 Literally threw some Blick liquid acrylics onto the canvas and spread around with a palette knife.  Then made some charcoal marks and that's when the face started showing up.

Took some time to do a few journaling pages, actually using some of the techniques I did on the painting.  I feel a lot more free in my journal, maybe because I don't feel it's so precious.

I have no idea where I'm going to go next with the painting.  I'm wanting to add some collage but feel it's a little early in the process.  Stay tuned......


  1. whooo i love your art its so vibrant and great. love you ad birds. if you like you can check out my blog i make art with birds to. thanks for showing I will be back

    1. Thank you so much. I'm afraid I've neglected this blog due to some personal family issues but hope to start it up again soon.