A Joyful Mess, Continued
Here are the three panels that I started last week with the thick and straight-from-the-tube colors. Now I’ve squeezed, smeared, dripped, and piled on more paint and more thickness.
If I use a brayer or a squeegee, I always clean them off on a piece of paper, with the idea of hanging onto those scraps for collage. The squeegee in this case is a long narrow piece of foam board. I’ll keep using that until it has a lot of coats of smeared paint. Then I’ll look at it to see if it’s getting interesting.
The first picture is of the three panels after the second coat of paint:
and the second one shows what my papers and my squeegee look like after smearing the excess paint on them. Who knows? These might become paintings too!
There’s a lot of drying time in between thick coats of paint. So now we wait to see what comes next.
Sometimes when you aren’t quite sure how to proceed, it just feels good to make a mess. It’s by doing that we are shown what to do next.