The surprises keep coming, that's for sure. Nothing about this current painting I'm working on—with its ongoing messy uncharted bushwhacking—matches any image I might have had two years ago about painting.
But here I am.
And filled with gratitude.
When I retired Donuts a few days ago, I elected to think of it as a blank canvas. But, of course, it wasn't literally blank—it had a painting on it. I was hoping to use that painting as a start, to build on it in some (admittedly mysterious-to-me) way. I didn't want to gesso over it; I wanted to do some layering that would allow for elements of Donuts to be in evidence when all was said and done.
So I started messing around.
Today I kept messing around.
|veiling with light layers of paint|
|giving up on light layering!|
using big brush and texture tool,
painting on whole surface