Blind Sided by the Muse
So - I'm plugging away - trying to finish a few paintings I started weeks ago.
The Inspiration is not there and it feels more like a chore.
But my mantra is
WORK WORK WORK
no matter what. arrrrrrrrgh!
Then without warning I am
blind sided by my Muse.
I'm looking at a book from 1997 about Art Quilts and there is one quilt that just captures my attention,
I keep going back to it,
I love the design and the colors.
I can see a mixed media piece in my Minds Eye evolving from this inspiration.
The old paintings get tucked to the side and I start on this inspiration.
Since I am not prepared as far as the supplies are concerned,
I dig out a painting that needs to be recycled.
It was originally a collage, so when I paint it with the black gesso, there is a lot of texture.
I add more texture by collaging a few used
coffee filters and tissue paper.
Then I add another layer of watered down brown and black paint.
My base is done.