This process is very interesting to me...lots of working and then as much (or more) waiting. For this second layer I chose to use a navy (pthalo blue mixed with a little napthol crimson) and cadmium yellow. Some heavy body acrylic and then some very watered down acrylics to allow for organic drips. It's been fun, but I keep Henri Matisse's words in my mind, "Creativity takes courage." This piece to me seems to put into form the title of the book 'Praying in Color' as I have always felt that painting was like a prayer for me, and even more so in this instance as I have to trust my intuition, which I believe is the Holy Spirit's guiding. What I find most interesting in this process is the fact that my final goal is to create a piece that can be hung vertically or horizontally, so I keep moving the canvas around, placing it on the floor and then again on the easel. I haven't worked like this in quite some time so it's been intimidating and extremely enjoyable all at the same time.
AIRdirondack Art Project