Late last night I had the beginnings of a headache. Disgruntled and tired I tried to meditate on my Chi Machine in an attempt to get rid of my headache. I was sure it had to be from a tight neck. And while the machine helped I found myself still not wanting to go to sleep.
So I grabbed an 8x10 piece of birch wood I had laying around and some payne's gray paint. I squirted some of the paint onto the wood and smeared it around with my hand and a paper towel. I didn't put any gesso on the wood and forgot how the wood soaks up the paint. I used to paint this way and loved it. You never know what will show up. I also love the look of the wood grain coming through.
So very quickly I noticed a face presented itself! It is a side profile of what looks to be a woman. I took a black crayon and shaded around the image to bring it forward more.
I was happy to be playing with paint again and I feel like my work on wood with these images that always seem to appear feels the most like "me".
Do you see her too??