Here are more of the gesso prepped postcards. I received a newsletter from the Desert Botanical gardens in Phoenix, and it put me in the mood to paint cacti. Warm thoughts on a chilly day. Mingus saw rain a few times. We had minuscule hail for about two minutes. :o/ Fingers crossed for rain showers tomorrow.
Stain gessoed paper, drip by drip. White becomes yellow, then Shiraz and rust are added. Finally a dash or two of fuchsia. Let dry. Splatter more of each color. Splatter clean water. Get a wild hair, and scrape the entire piece. Think maybe that was a bad idea, but I continue to scratch into the paint. Let dry.
Add more layers of splattered color and water. Put paint on and take some off. The water allows the colors to mix. Dabbing with a damp paper towel reclaims some of the white. Reveals terrific texture.
My intention was to carve out a “Sunset cactus”. But as soon as I added a bit of white, it was there. A pretty little lolly of a tree.
So a tree it is. Heavy Burridge influence, but nowhere near as wonderful. He would call it my “practice”. Computer was off for most of the day, and when I turned it on to post, there was a notice that Mr. Burridge added a new video on YouTube. Funny huh?!
Have I really only posted two paintings this month? Can’t be. I have been painting. Still working on those angel pours for one thing. Been up late getting things done. But not painting I guess. Maybe that is why I felt the need to pick up my brush before I went to bed.
This is the wonky little bowl I painted before. Ten minutes with my waterbrush and colors.
Worked late last night on my entry for the next fabric challenge. YOU are going to love it! Well, I hope you will. I love it.
Whew! Now I just need to decide what color version I am going to enter.