I started working on Gesso Board, another first for me. I love the hard surface, i find Canvas to bouncy or maybe i am painting it wrong ?
I applied marks, scribble and symbols adding paint, layering paint, tissue paper, scraping into the paint.I threw a lot at this Gesso board ; )
I walked away from it for a few hours and then came back to add to it.
I was happy with the colours i used, not a combination i would normally go for, preferring darker more muted tones, but these colours really said bright and happy to me.
So the next stage was to add in a face, i actually felt quite nervous. I am used to paper and a eraser, and big fat black pen, holding a paintbrush ! well this was different.
Sketching out the face i realised that adding tissue paper previously in my layers made drawing difficult as the paper was wrinkling and tearing, i had to rip it off...this left the most gorgeous layers underneath...a happy accident ! I can't tell you how i wanted to return to the safety of my black pens, but i walked away again and came back later.
And here is my first finished piece, i am calling this
"Flora" as she appears to be emerging from abstract flora.
I say finished ? well i want to add bits here and there but i feel happy to leave it...for now :D
So what do you think of "Flora" ?
I plan to carry on exploring further in paint, hoping that i can make the combination of illustration and painting work for me.
I would thinking ahead also like to re open my Etsy store with my new style or art ? But these are just musings for now.
Be Great to hear from you