What comfort zone?
The directions: paint over a significant portion of a speed painting, creating varying degrees of transparency and opacity, using paints of varying degrees of transparency and opacity as well as lifting and other techniques.
Sounds easy enough.
But, not so much!
The speed painting I start with:
I decide—if decide is even le mot juste here—to jump in with both feet and let the water close over my head. I grab this color and that, start spreading paint around, add occasional scribbles with graphite crayon, discover what's transparent and what's not by doing. Surprises everywhere, and no plan in mind.
I let that dry and go in to scribble with pastels and make a line with black paint.
|speed painting and painting over #1, 9x12"|