I started this series with a basic composition in mind: vertical stripes, and some kind of circle. Only this one has the circle so far:
But this one is getting there. I don't think this one is finished yet:
This one may be finished. At this point I don't think it needs the circle. It turns out to be more about the stripes, shapes, scribbles, and textures:
I am liking the depth of layers here, but not sure where it is going next:
Here are a couple of "stage 1's" in this series. I'm using Nickle-Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, and a couple of reds.
The pattern underneath the color is created by squeezing out acrylic medium with a scribble motion, then placing another paper over it, face down. So you get two sheets of paper with the scribbled design. Like a print. I let that dry, then use a credit card to scrape on the paint.
I create a little more texture like this:
- Lay down one color of paint (unevenly) and let it dry.
- Apply another color over it.
- When the second coat is just tacky, use a plastic pipette or eye dropper to apply water in drops or scribbled lines.
- Wait until the paint is dry and the water has soaked in a bit, and then blot with a paper towel.