I am not completely sure yet, but I think my new painting is finished.
It's a bit like one of my doodles, but in colour. I just love drawing something and then putting lines through it everywhere and getting all these little spaces to fill up :-)
And this time I could fill them up with colour, which adds a new dimension to it. I used mostly transparant colours and inks, and my Inktense pencils.
Because I wanted to make a more detailed drawing, I didn't want the canvas structure to come through, so I collaged the complete background, then gesso-ed it and then sanded it. Got me a pretty smooth surface to work on. Although there's a lot of texture too from the collage. But I wanted that.
Love the brightness of the transparent paints and inks. But since they're more fluid, it's hard to paint without seeing the brushstrokes. So after painting I smoothed it out with a soft cloth.
And this is the finished painting:
It's 30cm x 30cm (11,8"x11,8") on a box canvas. I never used to work on a box canvas, but I had some in my cupboard and because I didn't have any other ones left I used this and I must say I like the stability of it. Might use it more in future.....
I called it "I don't know how to let you go", for no other reason than that I was listening to a CD from Sarah MacLachlan when I was painting, and this was a sentence from one of the songs. It stayed with me and when I had to think of a title it just popped in my head and stayed there. And I think it fits the painting well. I even wrote this sentence down on the painting, but not really visible. You can only see it when you go real close.
In the meantime, I've been studying my other canvas and drawing out some figures I saw on there. I found 2 figures, 2 birds and 1 face. Can you see them?
I admit, they're not so easy to find ... ;-)
I'll show you next week what I did with it ...
I found something interesting in one of the Facebookgroups I'm a member of so I want to share it with you. If you do art journaling, you can try to get you pages published! Here's the link.
It's for a new book: "Artjournal Kickstarter", and the deadline to submit pages is the 16th of April.
I'll be submitting some of my pages too, although I must admit my artjournaling is a bit on the backburner at the moment, since I've been painting so much, and there's only so many hours in one day ...
I'm linking this again to Paint Party Friday, which has just entered it's fourth year running. I haven't participated since the beginning, since I didn't even have a blog then, but I'm sure happy to have found it 2 years ago. It's a great group of artists that come together every week and share their art. And new artists are always welcome. Have a look at their blog!
Well, that's it for now. Thanks for visiting! I hope your day is beautiful, and your weekend will be happy ♥ ♥ ♥