Noticed how fussy it felt to me.
How contracted I felt.
Put it aside.
Picked up one of my primed blank manila stock postcards.
Covered it with paint—felt loose, relaxed, inside my brushstrokes.
Did a quick experiment: Can I create layers/depth by pressing a few stencils on top while the paint is wet?
Did so. Dried it with my hair drier.
Did another experiment: Can I create a sense of foliage profusion by drawing some quick leaf shapes with ink?
Put my ink pens into action.
Then, grabbed my oil pastels.
Lupines! Sweet peas!
Loose, lax, loving it.
4x5", acrylic, ink, and oil pastel on manila stock