As I write this I'm watching it snow. I live in Tennessee, USA. We usually don't get a lot of snow. Many winters, the only jacket I need is my hoodie. This year had been very, very cold. It's 25 degrees out there right now & that's warm compared to our last week. This weather has compelled me to work with these blues. I miss the blue sky.
I haven't just played with paint in a long time. The holidays and then my thumb surgery really gotten me off track.
Last night the paint called to me and I played. This is a page in my Things That Flies Book. I'm altering a book and it's falling apart. I had to use masking tape to keep the book together and now when you close the book the pages are all uneven. There is something about that..... it just makes me happy.
I started with gesso. My gesso was thicker than usual and I loved that. I used a heat tool to partially dry it. Then I added blue craft paint. I spread the blue with a credit card and since the gesso wasn't really dry I ended up with this beautiful sky blue color. I liked the texture so much that I added more gesso and after playing and swirling the credit card through the paint I ended up with this.
These pictures were taken when the paint was still wet. I love the shiny look in the pictures. It's not shiny this morning because it is flat paint. I could put a glossy medium over it but I don't want my pages to stick together.
My dilemma is that I like this background so much that I'm not sure I can make myself put anything else on the page. It's in a book full of things that fly.... I'll have to ponder this page a while.