Today was a day to just push! I took some older acrylic paintings that just weren't what I wanted, and I messed them up. This one was a pinkish sunset with boats and purple skies... and I played 'peek-a-boo' with the original painting, putting a couple of layers of white over selected areas, leaving dark and light pink and purple areas peeking out. Then I added some clear magenta to a whole scoopful of glossy gel medium and went over the white. When that was done I popped in some colors. I chose the colors by instinct, as I chose the exposed shapes. I was thinking of a lot of things: bedtime stories, indian weavings, nautical flags, bubbles and sunsets. Don't judge - I have a very active imagination!
Then I poured out some more gel medium, letting pink mix with some dull yellow... just in spots.
I had FUN. By myself. On the porch. Smelling the water. Making up stories in my head.
18x24 canvas, acrylic.Pin It