It was one of those paintings that I had just put beside my easel, to wipe of my brushes and clean off my palette.
Actually, to be honest, I had only used it to mop up the floor after I'd been dripping paint on another canvas, and to clean up excess paint left in my foambrush ....
But the great thing about not having my own studio and having to work in the kitchen and livingroom, is that I have my easel right in front of me when I'm making dinner. And I couldn't help but notice two faces in there.....
Can you see them? Click on the picture to see it bigger, I'm sure you'll find them :-)
And when I see faces, I have to pull them out. Even though I had no idea what to do with the rest of the canvas. Gee, there were even spots that didn't have any paint at all ... But I'd worry about that later ....
Hmmm, now what? While I was thinking about that I saw another smaller figure in the right hand corner. So I pulled that one out too ;-) (lately I keep seeing these small figures in long dresses everywhere ...)
Still no idea how to finish it. Added some squares in white, to lighten it up a bit (I found a small box of square sponges in the depths of my closet, and can't stop using them ☺)
I decided I wanted more colour, but I wanted the drips to shine through, so I used inks instead of paint.
Hmm, still not satisfied. It didn't look (nor feel) finished to me, and I wanted to lighten it up some more. So I outlined everything with a thin white line. After I'd done that I knew it was finished.
"Hidden memories" - ink and acrylics on canvas - 40 x 30cm (15,7"x 11,8")
Aaah, that's so satisfying to just finish a painting in 2 days without even knowing you were going to finish it :-)
So these are my 2 faces for the 29 faces challenge:
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Thank you all so much for visiting and leaving those uplifting comments. I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday and 29 Faces Challenge. Worth a visit, both of them!!
I hope you're having the most wonderful day, and a lovely weekend ahead of you! I'll be back on Sunday with face 23 and an overview of the week :-) ♥ ♥ ♥