Every day I choose what to do in that space.
Today, I choose to do what I call gwendaart. I coined the term in celebration of having discovered Gwenda Waterink. Gwenda is my mentor—though not by any formal arrangement. In fact, not by any arrangement at all! She mentors me in the implicit encouragement and door-opening created by her paintings and blogposts.
Following her lead, I go to my studio today wanting to listen to whatever my inner self invites me to paint.
• I select an old calendar page to use as my support
• see my tube of medium magenta, mix it with white, start painting
• draw lines and shapes with a pen on my not-quite-covered canvas
• don't like the magenta so mix in some cadmium red light, use it to fill negative spaces
• use a black Sharpie pen in my left hand to draw circles and lines
Then I stop recording the steps—entirely too boring and disruptive, though I do photograph some of the process (see below).
Fully immerse myself in wordlessness—find it totally engrossing and satisfying.
6.25x8.5", acrylic, ink, and oil pastel on poster paper