I am really enjoying these techniques. I think I will use some of them on my new paintings. I have just added this Gesso stencil relief to a background of one of my canvases.
Usually I “roller” colours on or paint in a brown black background before I draw up my focal point. However, I think I will now try this watery technique and gradually build up. This takes a little longer because you have to wait for all the layers to dry but if I have a few pieces on the go I should be able to keep working. The art journal is going to be a fabulous place to try new techniques and procrastinate in a creative way, haha. I am loving it!
I need a plan and some inspiration before I start with them so I think I will continue to play until I figure it out. This weekend my husband and I will be traveling to Northern Ghana to Sirigu where they have the most fascinating arts and crafts especially stunning basket weaving. I am sure I will come back with plenty of inspiration even if it is just a desire to paint the unique trees.
This is where we are going http://www.swopa.org/ I have booked us two nights there including some pottery, painting and basket weaving classes.
We are also hoping to visit GLish: http://g-lishfoundation.myshopify.com/pages/about-us ¬†
I am really hoping to see the village and meet the ladies who create these stunning pieces. I would even love to take a class with them but am not sure that is an option. Anyway next weekend is going to be very exciting and inspiring for my future paintings. Stay tuned.