I read a quote on Facebook by Chuck Close recently. It was advice for young artists. Paraphrased it said, "Don't wait for inspiration or the perfect idea. Pick up your brush and get to work. The work will lead you to the ideas." That is how I started this page.
I can't get the phrase, Going to the city, out of my head. It's been in there since I stenciled the cityscape on the page. So I guess this page is about going to the city.
I've never lived in the country where you could see the lights of the city from a distance. I guess this is my idea of what it might be like. Truthfully, I just wanted to play with paint and this is what appeared.
This page is done in my recycled paper book I made a while back. I used a stencil I cut from a picture I found in some clip art from the office. I had to enlarge it about 200%. Now I want to make it huge so it will fill a whole page!
I created layers using a grid stencil Theresa gave me. I think she cut up a basket up to make it. The smaller design is a coaster. the Show Off Butterfly and Branches stencil. I messy painted the houses with gesso and a Catalyst rubber tipped brush. It was too big for the job but I made it work. Then I dipped it in gesso and tapped it with my finger to get some speckles. Now I really want a smaller size of the Catalyst brush.
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