You don’t have to like this.
Call it the Dali effect? Now at the top of my lottery-winning list: buy a little property in the desert where I could construct stuff, deconstruct stuff, re-construct stuff and paint on everything without fear of reprisal.
I wanted to try playing with mixed media using a found photograph after reading Freehand by Helen Birch. This is gouache, marker, pen and photo. Found this image of Christopher Walken in a recent AARP Magazine and as soon as I started cutting it out I could see the basic design in my head. Added a few details after the first burst.
I read a couple of books about artists’ journals that kind of intimidated me. Hopefully in recovery now.