I have been working on my 2nd experimental painting during the interval. This time, I used artist's light molding paste to build texture on the canvas before painting.
The other benefit to this tecnique, is that it creates a porous surface absorbing washes of paint like watercolor. I used very watered down acrylic paint to allow the color to bleed. The result is a different look from my bold, bright, normal color pallette to a more subtle, muted color scheme.
With both texture and paint absorption, the paint moved around on the surface, providing surprising opportunities for following the painting's lead. I began to see shapes emerge. Honoring them, I coaxed them forward with brush and color.
This painting is not quite finished, but has evolved enough that a story is beginning to evolve.
I am still unpacking, organizing, and cleaning. The painting is now staring at me and waiting for me to get back to it.
Until next: buy art, appreciate art, create art.