The artist is a receptacle for emotions
that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. Pablo Picasso
Painting picture by picture,
I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments.
I painted only memories,
adding nothing, no details that I did not see.
Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness. Edvard Munch
This quick piece was inspired by Carla Sonheim’s recent post. She inspired me to play. Thank you Carla! My only goal with this was to use up some of the leftover “puddles” of color on my palette dishes. Ran out of room for mixing! My brain needed a rest after chasing down a possible computer virus, and fixing site issues.
Started this by splashing white gouache on the paper. Next I sketched with indigo Inktense pencil, and added more gouache to soften the lines. I worked quickly. Just felt the need to put brush to paper before turning out the lights.
I am excited about my new phone. The camera is better than the old one. I did not want a new phone, but I had no service here at the house and had to switch carriers. A new camera makes up for having to learn the ins and outs again. Still can’t figure out how to set up my voicemail.
So my terrible, fuzzy photos will be a bit sharper. Wooo Whoo! Here is one of the mountain range as it heads south.
View from Prescott Valley, AZ.
And here is a close up of Mingus.
Still working with the inks, following along with Sandy Sandy‘s FUNdamentals of Alcohol Ink E-course. I haven’t had time to work on finishing a piece. But I am experimenting, learning which colors work well together.
I tried to make my own felt pad, I saw an example online using a binder clip, felt and tape. But I wasn’t really happy with it and I bought the dabber Sandy recommends for the class. I made one just by rolling some felt and using the clip to hold the felt. On another, I taped the felt to the widest part of the clip. They both worked, but had the tendency to create areas of heavy application. In the center is the purchased dabber.
Alcohol ink applicators and new backgrounds.
Here is one I really like. After I dabbed on the ink, I sprayed it with blending solution. that created some soft areas where the color moved and the hard edges were lost. later I accidentally sprayed (over spray) alcohol on it, and teeny spots formed. Terrific mix of texture!