abstract playing with paints
|Abstract Bird I, 4 x 6 inches, acrylics, sumi ink and watercolors
While working on something unrelated to this post, I needed something to hold my selection of paints. I usually have a paper plate to put my acrylic and watercolors on for mixing, but didn't have one on hand, so I grabbed some blank postcards and used them to hold the blobs of paints.
|Abstract Bird II, 4 x 6 inches, acrylics, sumi ink and watercolors
The first blob of paint I used was phthalo blue watercolor. It was a huge blob of paint, and I didn't use all of it, so rather than waste it, I took another blank postcard and put them together. With each subsequent blob of paint, I repeated that step of joining the tops of two postcards. I was left with three abstract paintings.
Inspired by the Robin who has built her nest in the eaves above my front door, two of the postcards looked like baby birds to me.
The third looked like a hippo. Using a dip pen, I outlined the shapes with sumi ink and atramentis document inks to clarify the images that I was seeing. Do you see what I see?
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