"Surfaces reveal so much. The marks painters make reveal so much about their work and themselves; their sense of proportion, line and rhythm is more telling than their signature. Looking at the surfaces of nature may offer equivalent revelations. What do these shapes and patterns reveal about the world and their creator? Surfaces hide so much. . . ."
-- John Paul Caponigro
I learned a lot this week. Still playing in my journal; still learning through the action of doing. Well, this week's doing did not come easy. I sat with this page for days, adding more each time, but never really coming up with a "finished" result. Every time I started to add a figure or image, I found myself wanting to cover it up. I bet I spent more time on the elements that I eventually hid than on the stuff that stayed. I kept reminding myself that it is a process, and just kept adding more. More texture, more molding paste, more paint. Until I looked up and realized that it is finished as it is. And that all of the "mistakes" served a purpose. Texture, color and um, more texture. I love that.
"Breathe" in the beginning stages.
Washi covered in crayons & Oil Pastels
Look at all that texture the "mistakes" revealed
Oh! And I'm also working on this:
(To be continued)
Thanks for Peeking! Looking forward to seeing your surfaces this week. . . .