The bold application of purple overwhelmed the original slim, wavy red and blue brushstrokes. I like the enveloping light blue washes that provide balance to the central tangle.
The aimless scribble with which I began this piece turned into half of the tragedy-comedy mask (the smiley half). This is a mask that can be worn with ribbons.
Today I experimented with layers of watercolor washes. I soaked the whole paper with water and streaked red, yellow and blue onto different areas. Subsequent washes added depth and saturation to the underlying layers. Some of the colors leaked into cuts I made with a razor blade. I thought I could get a secondary pattern […]
I started this one with a multi-layer wash. I outlined it in Payne’s grey to create a stage. The shape reminds me of a painter’s palette. I was a bit stymied at this point. I did not know what to do next, so I just doodled around. I ended up slashing around with a razor […]