With all that I had soaked in over the weekend I sat and worked on making this page. It started life as a red/orange/yellow Distress Oxide mix. I then slapped a a large stencil over the whole spread and sponged a darker orange ink over the top.
I grabbed some Paperartsy Fresco paints and on separate papers, created a green background and a blue. When dry, I stamped the circles with black Archival ink, using Carabelle Studios "Et Ronds et Ronds" stamp set. I cut them out, put some tranquil sounds on in the background, then moved the pieces around the page until I had placed them in a way which pleased me. Once adhered in place, I used a paint pen to connect all the circles. The shapes created by this process called out to be doodled.
I added a border then rather foolishly decided I waned to paint between the central shape and the border. So with a fine pointed brush, a steady hand and an opaque chalk paint by Paperartsy, I blocked out with purple.
With Grayson's talk (and his new book "Playing to the Gallery" which I've started), resounding in my ears, I added a few words about style and what I like. It's an over simplification on the issue of how, when I see something, especially in visual art, and say to myself "I like that", there's a whole lot of other people in my background of experience, who have manipulated my tastes. Do I like it, or have my tastes been directed towards liking it? I's a fascinating subject which I want to delve more into.
That and much more but my brain will go into meltdown and I've already prattled on long enough.
More pages await me to add to and hopefully, my video camera set up will allow a few of them to filmed.
Have a great week my sweets