I'd put a coat of gesso over a page which didn't seem to be going anywhere, so I figured I'd just black it out! At the stage below you can just see some of the old page showing through.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Sunday, 9 April 2017
Then there's the problem of uneven pavements, potholes, lack of dropped kerbs, etc etc. My favourite Italian restaurant in the nearby village centre has a ramp up to the door, but then a wooden lip that my wheelchair can't mount. Oh yes and the toilet is upstairs, but because its a historic building they don't have to do alterations for one downstairs. I could go on but had better not - I would definitely sound like a crabby old cow.
Anyway I got out my Neocolour II crayons to make this background - still trying to make myself use multiple shades, and wanting to create circles and shapes within it.
Saturday, 1 April 2017
So this was me drawing vertical lines and starting to paint the resulting spaces. At this point I was reaching for more shades of blue, but realised that I also have a tendency to play safe and stay with the same colour, so I boldly plumped for the red and promised myself I would use a wide range of shades.
You can possibly see that I hadn't stuck the eye down at this point because I was still deciding whether or not it belonged there ... I do that often. It works to just try random pieces of collage in different positions.