Feeling. Relaxed. Can you believe it? Usually the third week of this month-long challenge has me thinking,
“Why did I sign up for this AGAIN?”
But that feeling hasn’t hit me yet. Thank goodness. I am ahead by three. I planned on taking a night off. But here it is 12:02 am, and I still need to post. So much for my lofty dream of climbing into bed early and watching a movie.
Long day. Productive, thank goodness. So busy painting away, I couldn’t even remember yesterday’s post. Going a little 30 in 30 loony. Anyone else?
This is acrylics, Caran d’Ache Neocolor Crayons, and watercolor pencils. I started by making marks, then painted over them. Like a lasagna, I repeated those layers three or four times. Using a palette knife, I spread the paint, and sometimes scratched into it. The light layer you see, took a few spritz of water, before I continued to scrape most of that layer off.
I went over some of the linear marks, and used a wet brush to activate the color. I left some of the previous marks untouched, just hints under the layer of scraped paint. I added more venetian red in areas, and used water to move the color there as well.
I had no idea what to do at that point. Turned the paper and looked at it from each angle. Decided to take a piece of crumpled plastic wrap and use it like a sponge to apply paint. I have sponges, but the wrap had already been used and was next to me on the desk. I applied several tints of the same color.
Maybe this could use something more, but I like it.
I started out with a 6 x 6 piece of paper, but I could not get the hill in back to look like it was behind. No matter what I tried it just did not work. Softer. Faded. More grey. Just got worse. Finally I just cropped it digitally. That did the trick. I had fun in the process!