Then, time to cover it all up!
With the sgraffito as backdrop, I create a focused energetic swirl set in a relatively quiet sea of aqua green where I keep the subtle shifts in value and hue soft. Depth and movement come from what ends up looking like strands of seaweed when I use alcohol to lift off paint to reveal under-layers. Ghost scribbles running through and extending beyond the active space add to an overall watery impression and tie the different energy fields together.
I'm thinkin' I'm gonna grab me an inflatable raft and float on top of that lulling tropical water, let some small fry just beneath the surface tickle me with bubbles and nibble my toes.
|Mostly Monochrome, start #2|