It would be fun to make a story from this painting, but I’ll leave that to you. I took it out today after letting it sit in a drawer unfinished for months. The “solutions” finally presented themselves, not in story form but in shapes and colors and their connections.
I started out with some National Geographic pages that had been “Citra Solved” to release some unusual images. This is all the rage in mixed media painting circles these days. Pretty simple. You splash some Citra Solv cleaning fluid onto pages of National Geographics and as soon as the inks start to dissolve, tear out the pages which have turned into ghostly, mysterious and wonderful shapes and colors. Let them dry and you have papers for collage. Of course the next step is harder. . .integrating them into a painting. . .which is why this one was in the drawer for so long.
I’m working on a title and would welcome suggestions! This and many of the other paintings you’ve seen here for the past few months will be for sale at Art at the Source Open Studios the first two weekends in June! Hope to see you then. I’ll also be doing painting demos each of the four days.