Today I decided to experiment with the Canson 60 # paper I mentioned yesterday. It has a hard surface that I thought might be good for abstract paintings. By experimenting and playing around I completed three small paintings today.
The first painting started with dry paper and I applied paint directly from the tube in a chevron pattern. I used another piece of paper to move the paint around by pressing the two pieces of paper together and rubbing the top one around. I included Naples yellow in all three pieces because I have never used it and want to work with it more. I then used my brush to apply some new colors and did a second “stamp and rub” to merge the color.
For paintings two and three I soaked the paper and applied paint directly from the tube. For #2 I used basically the same process as for #1 except the paper started wet and I soaked the paper again after the color was laid down. I then tilted the paper moving the paint around slightly.
For painting three, I used the same basic process, except I used paper and brush to drag color up and down the paper and I used the spray bottle very lightly. I also intentionally stayed with a simpler palette.
All in all a good day. I hope all your dreams tonight are sweet and IN COLOR.