I'm following a series of on-line lessons, some of which are of the type "Paint and make marks then see what you can find".
I started off with a limited palette using watercolours, painting and stamping.
Then somehow the limited palette went out of the window.
If you've got time, do have a look to see what you can find hidden in the picture above.
I left it sitting on my studio floor for four days, squinting at it now and then.
Eventually I started off with the modern winged angel in the top left.
And carried on from there.
I was quite surprised to find the hen, it came out of nowhere, although when I look back it was there all the time, hiding.
This is what I don't like about this technique: it's not very good at producing a good all-over composition.
This is what I like about this technique: you can find and paint images that you would never have thought of.
I think it's better cropped.
So, remember to always carry a large hen when you fly in to save the world.
Linking the last picture to
"Art Journal Journey", theme "Things with Wings",
"The Mirror Crack'd", theme "Wings",
"Mix it Monthly", theme "Angels / Saints",
"Moo-Mania", theme "Poultry" and