9x12 mixed media on watercolor paper
Who knew it could be so much fun to paint with a squeegee! Lou gave a an extra one he had from home depot (which btw is a great place to look for painting tools!) and I wasn't sure if I would ever use it. I quickly gave it a try on watercolor paper using a limited palette of payne's gray, quin nickel azo gold, and some titanium white. These are colors I don't normally use together but I was inspired by a lesson in Misty Mawn's online class "Open Studio" and thought I would give it a whirl.
I only used my hands to lay down the initial layer of colors and then started scraping with the plastic scraper thingy. I was nervous at first wondering how much of it I would mess up as I just randomly scraped away, blending and removing color all at the same time. It also came in handy to scratch some lines which I often love to do.
I was just about to add another layer over it because I did not like it at all when my husband came in and said he liked it. He told me to leave it overnight and look at it with fresh eyes in the morning. Pretty good advice. He told me he saw a white house, and I realized I saw a bird in the center. I also see a waterfall in the right lower corner. When I posted this on facebook a friend told me he saw a nativity scene!
This is what I love most about painting abstract . . . each person who looks at it sees something different. I love the discoveries!! I love the images that just show up!
So now its your turn. What do you see??
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