I had planned on sharing a completely different piece for today but I was too excited to share this new WIP that I started yesterday. It goes along the lines of yesterday's post which you can see HERE if you missed it. As I had said I am reading and rereading Flora Bowley's book taking all kinds of inspiration from it and trying new things including colors.
I am going bigger as well. This 16x20 canvas was sitting in around with the beginnings of a landscape from last year. I took one look and knew I wanted to cover it up. So I grabbed some fluid acrylics and my spray bottle of water and began to play. Playing is something I could not even do last year. I used quin magenta again this time pairing it up with phalto blue. I randomly dropped some paint around the canvas and smeared it with my hands. And then started spraying. I did not realize that I would be getting paint spray on my window sill and blinds in the process. Oh well. lol I was too concerned with the fun I was having. I really am loving this technique and will have to figure out how to not make a complete mess in the house so I can continue spraying onto paint!
As you know I have been trying LOTS of different things, taken many online workshops and of course want to take yet another with Flora, and it is just the past few days that I am feeling pulled in a different direction. I am not sure where that is going just as I am not sure what is next for this painting but whatever it is I feel much more ready than before. Painting abstractly is feeling "right" for me at the moment.
This was supposed to be just the first layer of a new painting but I like it just as it is for now. Or maybe I am just afraid to mess it up . . .
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