There are so many parts of the process of painting that I love, from selecting the size and shape of canvas and colours of acrylics I'll use to choosing which brushes, stencils and tools I will use to add pattern. But I think the part I love best, besides putting the finishing touches on a completed painting , is drawing in the image with fluid paint, either a white heavy body Liquitex acrylic mixed with water or fluid Golden paint. I always keep a spray bottle filled with water and a rag nearby to 'erase' marks I don't want to keep such as a perspective that doesn't quite sit well with me, though I tend to like my drawings a little wonky, or funky as interviewers often say when referencing my last name in jest. And I tend to step back from the work regularly, especially at this stage so that I can view composition from a new perspective as I work. There really is joy in this work.
AIRdirondack Art Project