This was one of the Soul Food 2014 lessons at Community Thrive given by the wonderful Conny.
I can't give away the details of the class, but I'll try to explain the progress.
We had to start with a 10 x 10 inch square piece of board.
Mr. Esmeralda kindly cut me two squares of plywood and there was a little bit left over measuring 10 x 3¼ inches, which I used to try out the initial technique.
After painting the board with Gesso, I used the secret technique to make this.
This was the end of the trial on the little bit of extra board but I got carried away (once again),
filled in the spaces with colour, in this instance Neocolour ll crayons, as instructed
decided it was too bright and gave it a wash of Gesso.
This may have been a mistake but once done, was done.
The whole point of the lesson was, at this stage, to find THE FACE and and paint it.
I think if you look back at the two preceding pictures you won't have any trouble finding one or two faces. The magic of the technique put them there.
The little guy on the left was there all the time right from the start, and the person/creature in the middle appeared in the second phase.
The little guy had a strange curved object just above his head, but he didn't like it, so I took it away.
Some painting with acrylics and a bit of stamping produced
MY IMAGINARY FRIENDS
I could have gone on and added more defined flowers, foliage and trees, but I quite like the dream-like quality of it.
I'm linking to the Friday party of friends, "Paint Party Friday"
and to "August Heart".