Thursday, January 13, 2011
This is the second little bird I did with the "Burridge method". I put the watercolor on first and the acrylic after it was dry. I've done quite a few since I started this technique and they aren't photographed yet. I've had more fun cutting up old watercolors and slapping on acrylic paint. It feels awfully good to have those paintings that didn't quite work all covered up. I even tackled some old canvas boards. There is something freeing about playing with materials that aren't pristine. You don't get that, "white paper, now what do I do?" feeling. I keep looking at a sentence out of the book Art and Fear by Bayles and Orland that I have posted over my desk, "The function of the majority of your artwork is to simply train you how to make the small portion that soars." That's what I'm doing, I'm in training.