Started by gluing down old newspaper that protected the table when I was spray inking something. Don’t remember what I inked but you bet I saved the scrap paper.
A layer of gesso because lately I think everything needs a layer of gesso. Then I froze. I began over thinking what to do next.
Stuck for an idea, I started rubber stamping around the edges. The stamping got the canvas moving. At least I wasn’t stuck anymore.
No inspiration on what to do next so I just started randomly stamping all over it. Then I started over thinking again. To thwart that I decided this canvas was going to be finished today- it is just a canvas. Why did it feel like there were lives hanging in the balance?
A few globs of paint on my fingers and now it was all coming into perspective – all it is a canvas. Absolutely no idea where this is heading yet but it didn’t matter because there’s paint on my hands.
Painted in a temple with stencil cut on my Silhouette. Thought it would look different here. Just as I started obsessing about this I was reminded that the fate of mankind did not hinge on this painting. Just add more paint.
Green usually works but I just had to laugh at how it did NOT do what I expected here. No worries- that is what a white oil pastel crayon is for- to push that green way back. Still not popping off the background enough for me- so I added more color.
Still didn’t do enough for me. Finally it hit me. I didn’t have any words or text. Out came the marker. Now it felt finished.