Yesterday was a great day. Stormy so I didn’t have to feel quilty about painting instead of working in the yard. I spent most of my day working on three painting. I worked in parallel so I would stay busy while my paintings dried between each layer. I’m still dealing with the issues of uncertainty, frustration, fear and also of growth, friendship and love that surround Ken’s illness – our “new normal”. Things bubble inside and then spill out. I titled this painting Tangled and Torn.
This painting is another little guy on my 6″ X 6″ block of Fluid watercolor paper. I am very pleased with this paper – very robust and dries flat and without ripples, even after being soaked. I used watercolor and poured small amounts of diluted yellow acrylic through a paper towel to add texture. I created the slashes with the side of a plastic palette knife. This was fun to do. A bit sloppy and messy but representative of those nasty ropes that we keep breaking through. I chose the colors because, for me, they represent Spring and a sense of hope.