Demo: Day 2 of Paint + Collage + Word workshop
On the second day of last weekend’s workshop I got out some “tools of the trade” for putting on paint playfully – serrated paint scraper, palette knife, brayer/roller, spray bottle, brush for splattering – and started moving iridescent silver, gold, red and black paint around, infusing it with gesso in places. The enso circle symbol appeared again. I painted a wet band of black paint at the top right and let it drip down where it settled into some wet texture created by rolling some gesso on with a brayer.
When dry I collaged on some music cut in spherical shapes along with some text about the rescue of Sita from the evil lord Ravana. It was from a crumbling antique book of the Ramayana I’ve been wanting to use. Last step (for now), I painted over the text to make it more a part of the piece.