"the enlightenment of love"
9x12 mixed media journal page
I have been working in a new Strathmore journal. I went bigger this time graduating myself from a small 5x8 to a 9x12. I wanted more room to be messy. I smile to myself everytime I say that because a year ago I would have cringed at making a mess with paint.
For this one I used just payne's gray and titanium white. I only used my hand to smear it around and play with the paint. The I stood back to see what showed up.
I stood back and found a face. Can you see it too?? I traced a circle around the face. I saw 2 eyes and a splotch of white where a mouth would be. And from there I pulled it out of the background till I was happy with it.
As I was painting the face the words "the enlightenment of love" popped in my head so I wrote them in pen over in the right side of the finished piece.
I have to say I am really enjoying this way of creating. The other night I tried to draw a face and then paint it. Oh my it was awful!! And I mean it felt bad to create that way. At the moment I cannot plan out what a piece will look like. I need to smear paint and see what shows up!
Sharing today at Paint Party Friday.