|the new clamping/felt/foamcore set-up|
|the paint palette|
|laying down my first bit of color...|
|and the next bit|
|checking back in with my color plan|
|beginning to take shape|
|the full panel|
Yeah, well, that didn't work out so well. It will be great once I am ready to start the embroidery, but for now, I need to see the entire panel at once. So I undid the scroll frame and had lots of experiments with clamps, felt, pieces of wood, foamcore, stretcher bars, dowel rods, plywood...before figuring out a makeshift set-up to begin the painting.
Painting, you say? Yes indeed. As other artists already know, things come in and out of your work - subject matter, techniques, materials. It's a constantly evolving process. So paint is coming back into my work right now and I am really excited about it. I haven't painted in years, and I forgot how much fun it was! The silkiness of it (dreamy). The way you can lay down a line and pull the color along (so seductive).
Things can go terribly wrong, no doubt, but right now, let's just say that I am in the honeymoon phase.