This is a Sansevieria Snake plant. The stems are round like a pencil. So different, and so interesting. Another WIP. Haha. Oh, that green! It’s not easy being green, and this green is monstrous. Ghastly. It’s Grinch with a hangover. Haha.
I started with a geometric stencil. If you look closely, you can see hints of that on the right. I painted some of those shapes solid, and some I only outlined. I added a couple more layers, and inadvertently buried most of that detail. Haha.
I added white marks for texture, wiped it off. Tried something else, that I can’t even remember, wiped that off too. Experimented with green pastel. Wiped that off as well.
This morning, I tried using the same stencil again, win an ink pad. That sort of worked. I started to soften it with one more layer and lifted the non-waterproof (apparently) ink. The good news is, I was able to clean the ink off completely. Haha.
The pot started as a whitewash. then terracotta. Next a rustic, scratchy blackish. Nothing felt right. Until I tried the blue I used on Day 1. Windsor Blue. Deep teal Blue.
I found this very scientific description. It made me laugh.
Definition of Windsor blue: a grayish purplish blue that is redder and paler than average delft and redder, lighter, and stronger than average navy blue.
After scanning the image, the obvious answer was simply to crop it.