Yesterday I came up with the idea for this new piece and began working on it. I'm sort of in love with the drawing. We'll see how it translates into the finished painted version. I was tempted to leave the white ground alone and only paint the suitcase and tentacles, but I decided to take a leap of faith and see what happens:) If this turns into a flaming failure, I'll just redraw it.
Here's where I left it yesterday afternoon. Today I'll start by calming down some of the blooms and salt effects, and lifting some of the darker areas that are interfering with the composition.
I've been remiss in my blog reading lately. It felt good to check in with some of my favorites this morning and find these lovely bits:
I started this blog as a virtual extension of my artist's journals, to catalogue my studio practices, and to share ideas and bits of inspiration. Along the way, little personal, non-art related anecdotes have worked their way into the mix.