For today’s painting, I decided just to play with the paint – mainly colours on the palette but also with some phthalo blue (from the Schmincke Horadam range). I added nine bits of masking tape in the centre, carrying on from yesterday’s piece and had at it. After washing the paper with water, I went back with the blue and then began to drop in other colours and manipulate the pigment with various techniques. A quick blast with the hairdryer, peeling off most of the tape, more play, more hairdryer, more play and then time to stop. This is what I got:
You need to rotate it anti-clockwise to a landscape orientation to see the way I did the painting but, once freed up, this was the direction which stood out most to me. I think it looks rather ominous – perhaps an angel of death? I can even make out a rather gruesome face in the red section that is top and centre although that is probably just pareidolia kicking in; I certainly hadn’t set out to paint a face!