Up from the bottom


I finally finished a spread I started ages ago. This is typical of me: I go great guns on backgrounds and then can’t figure out how to finish them. On these pages, I started with ink sprays and used black acrylic paint to stencil on a couple of patterns. The what? I drew some shapes in a pretty rough freehand, and decided to go around the outside with gesso. I knew the sprays I used aren’t permanent but I didn’t care too much. I really liked the soft pastel chalk look I got; it looks like a sunset sky to me. Then I cut the sun from some patterned paper someone gave me and wrote the quote with a dip pen and India ink. Obviously, I need practice at that! I decided not to go back over the outlines of the buildings. I may yet if I decide I can’t stand it, but I usually just get into trouble doing that!


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