Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Do You See Her ??

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??


  1. Ah yes, I see her Cathy. It looks like an older woman with glasses that is staring at something and looks a little angry. Nice job. I never heard of a Chi Machine, I'll have to check into that. Thanks for the link. Take care, hope you are doing well.

  2. oooh, i do and what a WONDROUS SURPRISE! XO

  3. I certainly do!
    I've always loved birches! Love the whiteness of their wood.
    Very nice, I like it!